That Being The Case, Then....

@artemeis (4017)
China
November 13, 2015 11:49pm CST
I felt terrible for the former athletes who were affected by their earlier involvements with doping for their sporting participation in international worldwide events like the Olympics. Some have already died prematurely at a young age while some are going through various horrific after effects ranging from psychological breakdowns to permanent physical injuries. My heart goes out to some of these women cannot have children for the rest of their lives while some had to become men. However, I wonder if the international bodies would be less harsh on the athletes who were coerced and forced into doping like letting them be anonymous throughout, allow them to keep the medals where even though were due to drug enhanced but I think they have trained very hard to win, instead of withdrawing it and shaming them in the public. On the other hand, the deserving athlete may just feel meaningless since knowing this and the medal regained already does not have any significant affinity than at that time of incident. The runners up and second runners up already have their medals and so forth and maybe the 4th placing would have his/her day but does it matter or helped one bit? I firmly believe that my suggestion here would encourage more to come forward and bring the minds behind this horrific crime to justice. To me there's no point punishing these athletes who are already suffering much from their ignorant participation. Also, I don't they could do anything when they were so very much under controlled by the authoritative ruthless regimes. I like the idea that the country involved be banned until they have proven that they have arrested the problem with the masterminds behind bars, set up a lifelong sanctuary to care for these athletes and strict cooperation with the international anti doping agencies to stamp out these illegal methods of training and most of all doping. I say let these athletes retain their medals but remove their names to set the records right and straight. So, do you think we should still withdraw these athletes' medals?
Marie Katrin Kanitz was just 16 years old when, unbeknown to her, she first started doping.
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@SIMPLYD (78617)
• Philippines
15 Nov 15
I though athletes are banned when they are caught using those . A lot has been banned because they were caught that they were using steroids .
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@artemeis (4017)
• China
16 Nov 15
I believe you are referring to those who deliberately use them like Ben Johnson and so on but what I'm referring to are those that were being misguided since young. They have no way of knowing nor question their coaches or managers.
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@SIMPLYD (78617)
• Philippines
17 Nov 15
@artemeis I am saddened that those young athletes were made to do those .
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@artemeis (4017)
• China
17 Nov 15
@SIMPLYD The things that people do just to win and I really feel for these athletes who had been abused and are now suffering the consequences.
@LadyDuck (151857)
• Switzerland
14 Nov 15
No, they were forced to do what they did. Let them their medal, but from now on let see again a clean sport.
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@artemeis (4017)
• China
14 Nov 15
I felt that there should be more emphasis on education and proper controls for all sporting bodies to prevent this from repeating and really clean the sporting scene.
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@jstory07 (66020)
• Roseburg, Oregon
14 Nov 15
No let them keep their medals.
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@artemeis (4017)
• China
14 Nov 15
My exact thoughts since it will be a recognition to his/her sacrifice and loss of innocence in the hands of crooked coaches and masterminds.