The Rugby World Cup is on, and our very own Wallabies have just struck first blood beating Fiji 28-13 in their tournament opener at the Millennium Stadium on Wednesday.
Never mind that they had to put up an almighty fight to win, or that their performance caused some concerns among fans about how they’re going to fare in their next few matches. As far as we’re concerned, a win is a win is a win, so go Wallabies!
Speaking of the Rugby World Cup, we are certainly hoping this year’s tourney would be spared from doping scandals. It’s not doing the sport any good. In the words of World Rugby president Bernard Lapasset, doping is “the biggest danger for the integrity of the sport.” Then again, it’s also great that the UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) is doing its job, so if the tests they conduct return positive results, we can expect more players to be banned from competition.
To be honest, practically all kinds of sports have drug problems in their midst. Even the mighty ones, like Lance Armstrong, have fallen upon discovery that he cheated by using performance enhancing drugs or PEDs practically throughout his erstwhile legendary career. For professional sports clubs, a doping scandal is one thing they can definitely do without, because of its repercussions for their organisations, not to mention the actual costs that come with it.
It’s just a good thing that many professional sports organisations have smartened up and are now testing their own players for drugs, and are suspending (even banning) them from play.
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