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Performance enhancement

Ah, get out your puns and double entendres.

A story in the London Times over the weekend notes that an increasing number of athletes are testing positive for Viagra during their random drug tests.

Viagra is not banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) but according to the story, the drug is nearly always found in combination with other banned substances.

Ah, because what is an Olympic year without new twists in the WADA and performance-enhancing drug storyline?

But if you suspend your cynicism for a few moments (and there are plenty of reasons to be cynical especially when such health monsters as McDonald's and Snickers are official Olympic sponsors) this is one of the best times to be a sports fan. And it's one of the best times to be a recreational amateur athlete. You don't need to go far to find inspirational stories and motivation to kick your coach potato rear into gear.

Sponsor AT&T has launched Blue Room Tips and Training from Olympic athletes. You can watch bios on a dozen Olympic athletes from beach volleyball duo Kerri Walsh and Misty May to gymnast Nastia Liukin to swimmer Michael Phelps and get their training tips. On days when I'm just not in the mood to do my training, watching Michael Phelps talk about motivation can get me out the door.

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