Sep 7, 2008

Confirmed: Alcohol Not Performance-Enhancing Drug

Last week, Russian high-jumper Ivan Ukhov was booted from an IAAF-sanctioned track and field event for drinking vodka and Red bull in-between jumps. After failing every attempt, officials asked him to just stop.

While the IAAF has not classified alcohol as a performance-enhancing substance, the orginization has revoked Ukhov's travel stipend for making a mockery of the sport.

This seems harsh.

Ukhov has clearly done the world a service through his steadfast commitment to advancing our knowledge of alcohol’s impact on high-performance athletes under real world conditions.

We salute you, sir.

1 comment:

Ern said...

That is priceless.