Agency has Hard Time Proving Viagra Gives Boost

Unlike the Iraqis or all but eight members of ESPN’s staff, erectile dysfunction drug Viagra will be allowed to make the trip to Beijing next month.

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Despite rumors that baseball players and cyclists are popping the little blue pills to give their performance outside of the bedroom a lift, the World Anti-Doping Agency announced that Viagra would not be on the list of banned substances for these Olympic games. THE AGE reports, “The World Anti-Doping Agency is considering adding Viagra to the list of banned performance-enhancing substances but concedes it cannot stop athletes using the sexual dysfunction drug at next month’s Olympic Games.

Viagra was not included on the list of banned substances because the agency has yet to prove that the drug actually does give players an edge against the stiff competition. Agency president John Fahey says “Our health and science team is looking at it. Viagra is not on the list. Is it a performance enhancer? We don’t yet know for sure.”

Fahey adds athletes using Viagra is “not a good look” for the Olympics. Fahey is right, Olympians competing for the chance to have their flag at full-mast while playing at full-mast is “not a good look.”