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Most Juiced Sport?

Hi,

I was wondering which sport in the US has the most use of steroids/illegal enhacers.

Here in Italy,it’s professional biking (bicicle,not moto)
There were many reports,documentaries proving that without the use of illegal enhacers in the last years no one would have reached the current records.

Even if soccer is the most money making
sport it still has less drugs use (in proportions) than a lot less popular sport such as biking.

I don’t know much about your country,but I guess it’s the NFL ?

My guess would be that track is right up there. The record breaking is quite absurd. Also, until recently (probably still but not as much), baseball did not test for anabolics so I imagine it was up there.

I’m not counting bodybuilding BTW.

I’d say professional Bodybuilding would be right up there. :-0

But not by as much as most people would think.

After BB, I would guess Football.

Some of you may not consider it a sport, perce. But pro wrestling is probably extremely juiced. Ric Flair is ancient, still jacked.

For normal sports I would say the NFL, followed closely by baseball. I would imagine hockey players would juice also, even tho I have never heard a report on it.

Personally unless its a school sporting event, or a tested blatantly natural event, I really can’t say anything about athletes wanting a competitive edge over the competition.

[quote]SWR-1240 wrote:
I’d say professional Bodybuilding would be right up there. :-0

But not by as much as most people would think.

After BB, I would guess Football.[/quote]

Strictly speaking, from an academic point of view, can we class bodybuilding and its derivatives as ‘sport’?
Personally id say no, but if we are to include it in the list then it wins hands down. Even the figure girls have more test in them that the average soccer player (Although thats not hard).lol.

In My country, id say Athletics, cycling, Rugby Union and league would be most prevalent.

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Curling :slight_smile:

Seriously though, I dont think anyone could know that.

In the U.S., not counting bodybuilding and pro wrestling, it would be football and baseball, in that order.

WPO Powerlifting

[quote]bushidobadboy wrote:
Professional darts, followed closely by snooker.

Oh no wait, they are not sports, or are they…?
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No there not, thats pretty astute of you.

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[quote]bushidobadboy wrote:
supermick wrote:
bushidobadboy wrote:
Professional darts, followed closely by snooker.

Oh no wait, they are not sports, or are they…?

No there not, thats pretty astute of you.

Haha, yeah sharp as an ox, me… er, I mean axe lol. I’m sure a couple of the old farts down the local snooker club would debate the darts/snooker thing with you though…[/quote]

They could debate it, but they would still be wrong.

Thats probably for another thread though.

I live in the darts capital of the world, and have had many a similar debate - obviuosly being right though. lol.

WWF, a sport? Hmmm…dunno. But those guys/woMEN juice like mad!

  1. Two-way tie between professional wrestling and powerlifting

  2. MMA, Boxing, and other fighting disciplines

  3. Football

  4. Baseball

WTF is snooker?

lol snooker and darts, you know what, it would’nt surprise me! Rugby for sure! I would have to say football in the states. Here’s the stats on one of my favorite players.

When it comes to physical specimens, Vernon Davis is as good as it gets. He has wrote the record books at Maryland claiming the top spot in bench (460), power clean (355), vertical jump (42 inches), index (797), squat (685) and 40-yard dash time (4.41) for tight ends at maryland. He also has only 3% body fat.

[quote]TrainerinDC wrote:
Some of you may not consider it a sport, perce. But pro wrestling is probably extremely juiced. Ric Flair is ancient, still jacked.

For normal sports I would say the NFL, followed closely by baseball. I would imagine hockey players would juice also, even tho I have never heard a report on it.

Personally unless its a school sporting event, or a tested blatantly natural event, I really can’t say anything about athletes wanting a competitive edge over the competition. [/quote]

Ric Flair is far from jacked these days. While there is unquestionably steroid use in pro wrestling, the Nature Boy is not the poster boy.

Ric Flair is a big boy for his age. He may not be a Cena look alike, but for his age he is still a monster.

Swimming anyone?? Doping in that is popular I hear…

Don’t darts players take the same drugs as olympic skeet shooters? To slow their cns or their heartbeat or something… and no, I don’t just mean booze :wink: