Gay Games Athletes Now Free to Drug Themselves With Abandon

Posted on 19 Aug 2010 at 8:44pm

Athletes competing at the Gay Games in Cologne were subject to competition-wide random drug testing, and that got the queers upset! So the Federation of Gay Games just voted 48-4-2 to do away with the practice in 2014, which returns to 2006's rules that only make bodybuilding, powerlifting, and wrestling subject to peeing in a cup; other sports can still drug test, but only if there's a compelling reason to do so. The main controversy? The World Anti-Doping Agency protocols, which the 2010 Games used, "are not sensitive to older recreational athletes [like these guys] or poz athletes [steroids are often prescribed for facial wasting], two historically important groups of Gay Games participants," according to a motion the FGG voted on, which also claimed money devoted to drug testing could be used toward sports scholarships.


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