IT WAS refreshing to read the opinion of Bob McChlery regarding doping in sport, with particular reference to Lance Armstrong ("Lance Armstrong's my new hero", October 26).
His comment: "Can anyone explain what is so bad about performance-enhancing drugs, anyway?" hits the nail on the head. In today's sport, if a sportsman has an injury he cannot use ant-inflammatories or if he has a sinus problem, he definitely cannot take medication to relieve this. Are these performance enhancing?
They are over-the-counter medications which all us ordinary folk have come to rely on. I believe that an "open sesame" should be declared, and we can sit back and enjoy all the incredible performances of cyclists, swimmers, etc.
One day the playing fields will be even, not dependent on whether or not some drug tester happens to decide you need to be tested. All the expenses can be saved and the controversy put to rest.
I always thought the performance of Lance was too good to be true! The endurance necessary for the Tour de France is just too Port Elizabeth
Betty Engler, Port Elizabeth