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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

The Little Blue Pill

The little blue pill seems to be the answers for everything from increasing the mojo to reducing blood pressure; treatment of altitude sickness, muscle atrophy and even prevention of plant wilting. (hmmm I can visualize a dying plant with its leaves and flowers drooping and hey presto - a drop of Viagra and the plant stand up immediately)

Now athletes in US are taking it to improve their performance. Apparently, it helps to deliver more oxygen to the muscles thus potentially increasing performances in endurance sports although I can’t imagine how an athlete can be performing well when all the bloods are ahem - going down under!

At the moment, there is no ban on the use of Viagra in sports although it has been reported that WADA and the IOC are looking at it.

Anyway, the next time you see people popping a little blue pill just before a race, don’t be surprise – just don’t stand in front of him

And oh yah – next time in a photo finish, it may not be sufficient to just look at the runner’s head! You know where else to look!

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