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. As has been widely reported recently, afemale wrestler in Texas — Mack Beggs — has won the state championship in her division largely due tothe fact that she has a significant competitive advantage: she's taking steroids (testosterone). Once upon a time, suchbehavior was widely considered cheating. In fact, some of the biggest scandals in sports history involve behavior virtuallyidentical to that of Mack Beggs. (Alex Rodriguez took testosterone.) In fact, due to the widespread problem of "doping"(taking performance-enhancing drugs) in the world of athletics, in 1999, the World Anti-Doping Agency was created. Clearly(and always) on the list of banned substances: testosterone. In spite of being an endogenous (naturally occurring)anabolic androgenic (promotes male characteristics) steroid, testosterone use among athletes is prohibited if administered fromoutside the body.

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. Totalitarian regimes use sports to disseminate political propaganda. In NaziGermany, sports served to glorify the "Aryan" race and to prepare Germany for war. In the Soviet Union, the eliteathlete became as valuable as the soldier or the diplomat in promoting Communism. The Soviets developed a system ofstate-run sports schools and clubs to produce world-class athletes who would be technically proficient and ideologicallycorrect. A coach's fundamental duty was to instill what one Soviet sports periodical called a "high Communistconsciousness" in which athletes saw themselves as "Soviet patriots ... irreconcilable to the enemies of socialism andCommunism." With Neo-Marxism permeating American education, identical thinking predominates.

. College athletic departments, which once did not care a hoot about political correctness, now have either cadres of the left as theirspokesmen or have utterly cowed and terrified administrators who dare not say a word against the messages of the left. The collegefootball players who enter the NFL find the same insinuation of leftist cant into every crevice of professional football. Althoughthe dopey former San Francisco 49ers' insulting behavior during the National Anthem is a conspicuous example of leftist venom, thecringing fear of offending the left seems to terrify everyone in football. Well, let football be terrified instead of offendingthose Americans who watch football on television and pay for tickets to football games and buy sporting equipment endorsed by footballplayers. There is evidence that this is happening.


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. A number of US athletes have spoken outagainst Donald Trump during his presidency — and skier Lindsey Vonn has become the latest to have her say. Targeting Olympic gold at February's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Vonn is in St. Moritz, Switzerland, where shespoke passionately about what it means to compete for the US ski team. "Well I hope to represent the people of theUnited States, not the president," Vonn told CNN's Alpine Edge.

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. The National Football League has lost millions offans and seen its profits and ratings tank as a result of the "#takeaknee protests that spread across the league in the firstfew weeks of the season. But thanks to a new commitment to social justice issues, borne out of the Colin Kaepernick-ledprotests, the NFL will actually take part in a training program that will help to focus the next generation of activistathletes looking to make a "social justice" difference. The "Advocacy in Sport" workshop, presented by the NFL inconcert with Morehouse College, will teach student athletes "how to develop and implement effective advocacy platforms thatpositively impact society," according to Campus Reform.

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. You planned to have a smoke, maybe walk the dog before the ESPYs gotin full swing. Figuring that ESPN would at least recap some of the year in sports before putting on display theircraven and gratuitous sellout to radical, racial activism. Well, you guessed wrong. NBA stars Carmelo Anthony,Chris Paul, Dwayne Wade, and LeBron James derailed the evening of expected jockular festivities, instead redirecting thecrazy train that ESPN has become down the tracks of athlete activism.

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. Sports fans checking in on coverage of Team USA at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia might want to brace themselves for unexpected outbursts of liberal preaching from reporters covering the games. Over the years the [Media Research Center] has documented lefty reporters and writers using the games to celebrate socialist policies, bash expressions of patriotism and even work in jabs against Republicans, like when Bryant Gumbel, in 2006, complained that the "paucity" of black athletes "makes the Winter Games look like a GOP convention."