There are always two explanations – what they are telling us and the truth. Behind every decision affecting a massive amount of people stand heavy political interests and a desire to promote specific financial, moral and cultural concepts. Nothing is simply a coincidence. All action is planned carefully behind closed doors even though all correspondence appears to be a mystery. The public receives cheap PR appealing only to those who find reality shows and celebrity gossip valuable.
Everybody knows the official reason why steroids are banned from sports – they’re dangerous and endorse unfair competition. Those who are caught using are labeled as cheaters and suffer severe consequences. Many sports careers have ended because of “doping control”. The truth, however, is that steroids never left sports, despite being “banned”. They remain a wild card that can burn whole nations.
There are many examples of similar scenarios. In 2008, Bulgaria’s Weightlifting Federation had no choice but to withdraw its team from the Beijing Olympics after 11 lifters failed a drug test. Do you think that the rest of the teams were clean? If you do, you are pretty naive in that regard.
Why were the Bulgarians banned? There are two logical explanations. Either the medical team failed to clean the systems of the lifters for the scheduled tests or politics decided the outcome. The second one is the more likely explanation.
The legendary coach of the old Bulgarian Olympic weightlifting team, Ivan Abadjiev, has said many times that the medals at big forums are divided prior to the event. In many interviews, Abadjiev reveals that he was asked to split medals with the Soviet team.
The situation with the former American hero Lance Armstrong is similar. Out of nowhere, he decided to confess in front of none other than the definition of corporate mainstream media – Oprah. As a result, his medals were given to the next in line. How could one possibly believe that the other cyclists were not relying on performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs)? To be at the top, you need elite genetics, luck and perseverance. However, to succeed at the top you also have to play by the real rules, which require the use of “dirty tricks”. They don’t write this in the manual, but even the kids should know better by now.
Fair play? You’ve been reading too much mainstream propaganda.
The term “fair play” is simply doublespeak. There’s nothing fair about sports and never will be. Have you ever wondered why small countries are always harmed at the Olympics? Because the sponsors say so. Small country, small money. Get out!
Nobody ever wanted sports to be fair, and they will never be. It’s a business. The real players are the corporations and the large economies behind the teams. The athletes ain’t nothing but pawns and mouthpieces for big companies.
Steroids are used as a way to control the pawns in the desired direction. If you don’t play by the rules, the elite will push the button. Every athlete is a potential PED abuser who can get burned.
In 1988, Ben Johnson from Canada was the first human to run 100m in 9.79 seconds at a sporting event. However, he was stripped of his Olympic Gold Medal due to the use of stanozolol a.k.a. Winstrol. The medal was given to Carl Lewis. To this day, repercussions are felt. In 2013, Johnson stated the following: “I was nailed on a cross, and 25 years later I’m still being punished.”
What happened after the Johnson scandal? The 100m records continued to improve. Between 1988 and today, the world record went from 9.92 to 9.58 seconds, which is currently the best time of Usain Bolt. Those numbers may seem super close to people who are not involved in the sport, but every millisecond could very well equal 5lbs more weight to a weightlifting record.
If we accept that drug testing has gotten better over that period, what are the reasons for the improvement? The logical conclusion is that either steroid use has continued or training and talent selection have progressed so much that the previous records set with the help of PEDs were not only matched but surpassed as well. Take your pick.
As proven by the case of Ben Johnson, whenever a player is busted for steroids, the public reaction is as follows – “What a shameless cheater!” That’s because the controlled media has brainwashed you. If the so-called drug tests were performed honestly, and the results were taken into consideration, 90% of all professional sportsmen would give a positive probe. Of course, this is not the case. I would even go as far as saying that many champions are not even tested. Tests, similar to laws, apply only to the poor.
The other reason for the official banning of steroids is equally laughable. “Because steroids are bad for your health.” Seriously? The last thing people care about when it comes to commercial games is the health of the competitors. Professional sports are not healthy and never will be. Just look at the injuries that occur – car crashes, ligament tears, joint dislocations, cartilage damage, broken spines, knockouts. Does any of this sound healthy? No, but it’s entertaining. In theory, the fighters can’t take steroids but are allowed to beat the hell out of each other. Many fights end with a man lying in a blood bath. Big money loves blood.
Steroids have been used for longer than people think. According to a material written by Larry D. Bowers Ph.D., the word “doping” comes from the Dutch term “doop” – a vicious opium juice and the ancient Greeks’ drug of choice. Thus, the use of PED in sports has been going on since the original Olympic Games. Enigmatically, nowadays the International Olympic Committee (IOC) lists caffeine as a banned substance. Who knows? Maybe “doop” should be added to the list too. We want to be “fair”, right?
It’s logical to expect that PEDs will only get better with time. You can’t stay on the “doop” level forever. People want to see more: Superman 1, Superman 2, Spider-man…etc.
The introduction of the powerful steroid Dianabol (better known as D-bol) to strength sports in the U.S. is a perfect illustration of the real motives behind the implementation of steroids.
Dianabol was invented and developed by CIBA Pharmaceuticals Switzerland. However, something very different was presented to the public in the United States. The invention of Dianabol was attributed to Dr. John Ziegler. Some publications even claim that Dianabol was created with one goal in mind – to help America beat the doping Russians.
In October 1954, Ziegler went to Vienna with the American weightlifting team, and just like it happens in the movies, he learned from a drunk Russian physicist that Russia’s team is on “dat dere cell tech”, or testosterone in particular. Motivated to fight the injustice, Dr. Ziegler started using testosterone himself and gave it to a few lifters on the York barbell team, including the popular Olympic weightlifter/bodybuilder John Grimek.
As expected, the results were positive – the athletes gained muscular bodyweight.
According to the official, or should I say the PR version, Ziegler developed Dianabol because he was concerned about the side effects of testosterone. However, there is one big problem.
Two publications, from 1955 and 1956, made by the Swiss scientific journal Helvetica Chimica Acta revealed that Ziegler was not really involved in the process. The team consisted only of scientists working at CIBA Switzerland, namely Albert Wettstein, Alfred Hunger, Charles Meystre, Ludwig Ehmann, Ernst Vischer, Hans Peter Frey and Walter Voser.
This version is also backed by a book entitled “Cartels: Challenge to a Free World” by Wendell Berge. The material has a special part dedicated to a pharmaceutical cartel involved in the development and distribution of synthetic hormones. Bodybuilders’ favorite CIBA Pharmaceuticals Switzerland is listed as one of the largest European manufacturers involved in the cartel. The company had a subsidiary in the United States registered under the name CIBA Pharmaceuticals of Summit, New Jersey.
In the beginning, all synthetic hormones of CIBA Pharmaceuticals of Summit, New Jersey were supplied by the original CIBA Switzerland. Later on, however, the U.S. subsidiary began distributing synthetic hormones under its own name. Guess what? Dr. Ziegler worked part time for CIBA Pharmaceuticals of Summit, New Jersey.
The statement that the U.S. company was receiving “the good stuff” directly from Basel, aligns perfectly with the publication in Helvetica Chimica Acta, which did not include Dr. Ziegler as a part of the research team. The conclusion is that Dr. Ziegler may have popularized steroids among weightlifters in the U.S. but was not “the father of Dianabol”.
This story completely crushes the false idea that steroids have never been tolerated in sports. Since the very beginning, PEDs were welcomed into all commercial games like a blessing. The goal has always been to reach higher peaks in order to create a show attracting as many spectators as possible. The more viewers and fans there are, the bigger the income of the sponsors who use every event to advertise products and, of course, to exercise mind control. Big money never cared about the health of anybody and never will. It only cares about becoming bigger, regardless of consequences.
Have you ever wondered why popular sports celebrities get paid more than you will ever make in five lives? Technically, they don’t add a lot of value as far as GDP is concerned. The truth is that the athletes play a crucial role in the slave system. The army of valets has to be kept busy and entertained.
When people spend all their energy and emotions watching sports and arguing, there is no desire and time left to criticize the system. Therefore, keeping the hero status of sports celebrities seems logical. That’s why people are told that their idols are good and honest individuals who would never cheat.
Bodybuilding is a beauty contest that reveals perfectly the importance of steroids for the creation of a fake image. Since the very beginning bodybuilders have been relying on anabolic steroids to break the barriers. Do you think it is a coincidence that the Golden Era of Bodybuilding started in the 1970s? I hope not.
All kinds of muscle building drugs were developed during the 60s and 70s. The quality was supreme since most of the available products were made by pharmaceutical companies with sufficient funding and world class laboratories. The exportation of production facilities to China was yet to happen, and the consumers were enjoying goods made in the U.S. and Europe. This does not mean that China cannot produce quality products. It is certainly possible, but due to various economic and political reasons, the nation has been enslaved by agreeing to work for cheap.
Today, many websites offer cheap anabolic steroids, but most of the production is made in the basement of chemists who have failed the last few exams. The market is also flooded with fakes. You buy one thing only to get something with a totally different compound in it. That’s why the modern doses of bodybuilders are so high. It’s called steroid inflation. You need more of the stuff to acquire effects that were once achievable with smaller doses.
While steroids have degraded in quality on a mass scale, they never left bodybuilding and never will. That’s the only way for the industry to make massive profits. The scheme is pretty clear – bodybuilders use steroids, growth hormone and insulin to build their bodies while the public is fed lies and misled into buying muscle supplements, which are supposedly as effective as synthetic hormones.
However, the spread of misinformation and trash material lying to teenagers, who flex their biceps in the elevator like it’s their job, has to continue. Keeping the drug intake a secret keeps the system in place. Any professional bodybuilder who dares to admit that steroids are an integral part of the muscle game will lose his or hers sponsors and may even go to jail. As a result of this propaganda tsunami, we have teenagers who literally steal money from their moms to buy magic powders from the “buff guy at the store”.
But, what do we expect?
After all, the society is stupid enough to put its faith in things like the law of attraction – by imaging a luxury car frequently, you will attract it in your life. If this was possible, every horny adolescent will enjoy the company of a pornstar in bed. There is truth to similar ideas, but the notion presented to the masses is a watered-down version of much higher cosmic laws.
The unquestionable abuse of anabolic steroids in professional bodybuilding was the reason for the creation of “natural bodybuilding”. The bad IFBB pros have been labeled as cheaters and deceitful individuals whereas the so-called “natties” are used to market supplements to the “aware”.
“We have the hero you need. Make your choice today.”
Those who don’t want to take steroids to build their bodies have now the opportunity to put their effort in “natural bodybuilding”. However, since true natural bodybuilding would never attract as much attention as the unnatural versions, the sponsors allow the use of steroids in natural shows. The doses are smaller, but drugs are still needed to create the incredible bodies seen in the magazines. It would not be an exaggeration to state that natural bodybuilding does not really exist, except of course in the local gym.
Bodybuilding, Olympic weightlifting and powerlifting are affected the most by anabolic steroids. If all drugs are removed from those sports, the records will drop by hundreds of pounds, and modern bodybuilders won’t be much bigger than your dad or grandfather. Who would want that?
Steroids in American football have been an issue since the late 50s. However, the National Football League (NFL) began testing in 1987. Don’t you think that’s a bit too late? By 1980, Arnold Schwarzenegger had won the most prestigious bodybuilding show, Mr. Olympia, 7 times.
Ironically, anabolic steroids were added to the IOC’s banned substance list in 1975. By 1976, steroids were already illegal in the United States. If that’s the case why did the drug testing in NFL begin in 1987? Because many dead presidents said so. You mad?
It’s obvious that NFL players benefit immensely from anabolic steroids. How do you think the defensive players get to be 220–270lbs of thick muscle? By eating the chips provided by their sponsors? Truth be told, steroids have never left the NFL and never will.
On September 29, 2014, the media reported that the NFL is suspending the American football player Laron Landry for a few games because of PEDs. What was the response of Landry? He posted a picture of a party guy on Instagram. This just goes to show you that sometimes the players don’t really care about the penalties. And why would they? The industry can and will protect you, as long as you’re useful and obedient.
People are now accustomed to seeing steroid induced performance and physiques. The sports industry would perform a seppuku with a needle if everything was banned for real. It would feel like going into a time machine all the way back to the 1940s.
What would happen if the authorities admit that steroids are used massively in order to generate profit? Imagine a world where the sports media publish titles such as: “Mr. Olympia Is Now Sponsored By Steroid Producers”, “NFL Signs A Linebacker With Great Androgen Receptors”, “2025 Budget Updated: The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports Receives 50M For Steroids And Growth Hormone”…etc. Who would win from a similar scenario? Certainly not the big boys.
Consequently, to get the most out of the situation, steroids are banned and will remain banned forever. Drugs create a better show and can also be used as a secret weapon against naughty sports stars, coaches and nations, refusing to pay their fees. This is a trump card which is far more powerful if steroids remain an outlaw.
Ironically, narcotics share the same particularity – they are more useful as an illegal good. Undoubtedly, the large supplies of narcotics come from channels protected by the government. In the books “The Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia” and “Drug Traffic: Narcotics and Organized Crime in Australia” Alfred W. McCoy revealed that the Central Intelligence Agency, better know from propaganda movies as CIA, was largely involved in drug trafficking from the Middle East through Europe to the United States in the 1960s. If you think that narcotics are kept illegal because it’s hard to catch the “bad guys”, think again.
Steroids share the same destiny.
Wow, fantastic article. Great research and keep up the great work! My girlfriend wants to compete in a natural bodybuilding competition and she gets so frustrated when she misses the gym and does not have the results that Instagram women do. I strongly suspected that they are cheating, but I could not explain it. This article as well as how to pass a drug test are great explanations! I remember as a kid I used to hate myself because I never was muscular enough and I kept blaming myself for many years for not doing enough even though I dedicated my life to training since the age of 13 (26 now). I still love it and do it daily because I sincerely enjoy it and I focus on improving my skills rather than having a pipe dream looking like a fitness model. I recently started being able to do muscle ups at 6’6″. I remember thinking that I will be huge when I can do them and lol I am fitter and much stronger but not even close to huge at about 175 pounds (my wrists are tiny). People used to tell me from my old boxing gym that since I have a huge range of movement I would get massive doing push ups lmao. I recommend to you and to other readers of the site to get involved in martial arts. I have a few years of boxing and a year of Muay Thai under my belt. I want to transition into MMA when I have the money for classes and compete. I taught my gf how to hold the pads for now and we hold them for each other. I have boxed at two gyms the second one in the hood I was paying $50 a month for unlimited use and the instruction was solid. I can’t tell you how many times this has come in handy. Most of the time, knowing that you can handle yourself in most situations is enough and people will not mess with you or back off when you speak up because they sense your confidence. I used to get in fist fights (10+) all the time when I was younger and looking back, I have fought only twice on the street since getting involved in combat sports and it ended well for me. Sorry for the wordy post.