Olympic Review: Big Up Usain Bolt & F*^K Carl Lewis

Yesterday, Usain Bolt set a record I never thought I would see in my lifetime. After years of watching the 100M and 200M events being dominated by different men and women, I NEVER thought it would be possible to see one man not only win BOTH events in one Olympics, but come back 4 years later and DEFEND both titles. That is unprecedented and actually kind of ridiculous when you sit down and think about it – but Usain did it. And in the midst of all the happiness and joy, this negro Carl Lewis had to drag his sorry ass opinion into the conversation stating that Jamaica’s dominance in track can be easily attributed to their “lax” drug control policies. Can someone tell this attention whore to shut the HELL up?

Soon after collecting the gold medal, Usain Bolt told the media that he “lost all respect” for Lewis after he heard Carl’s ignorant accusation, and he is definitely NOT alone in that sentiment. The only difference between me and Usain in regards to Carl Lewis, is that I lost all respect for him LONG before these Olympic games. Carl Lewis has ALWAYS been an attention whore, a liar and a delusional douchebag willing to revise history to make himself look greater than he really is, or simply just to belittle others accomplishments. But here’s my main problem: Before making such a SERIOUS accusation, why don’t you lead an investigation first?

We live in an era where records, careers and hall of fame resumes are being categorically DESTROYED by revelations of performance-enhancing drug use, so when you throw around terms like HGH, STEROIDS and DOPING, you better be DAMN sure you have enough proof to back up what you’re saying, because the accusation ALONE can be damaging enough to irreparably ruin someone’s career. Names like Barry Bonds, Marion Jones, Jose Canseco, Roger Clemens and Alex Rodriguez now live in infamy in their respective sports because of doping. But there’s TWO really funny things about Carl’s accusation:

1st – It may be easy to take these drugs, but it’s becoming just as easy to CATCH someone taking these drugs. Now you have men like Victor Conte who ran BALCO [the lab that supplied many professional baseball players with anabolic steroids] deciding to take a stance AGAINST doping by providing organizations inside tricks of the trade to CATCH abusers, which has made taking steroids exponentially more perilous than ever before. And if a 3rd world country like Jamaica has such “lax” standards then it shouldn’t be hard to find out they are sprinkling steroid shavings into their oxtail, rice and peas, ackee and salt fish. Why doesn’t Lewis just spearhead an investigation right in Kingston if he’s so damn sure?

2nd – CARL LEWIS WAS IN A DOPING SCANDAL. Luckily for him, no one talks about it. In 2003, Dr. Wade Exum, the United States Olympic Committee’s director of drug control administration from 1991 to 2000, gave copies of documents to Sports Illustrated which revealed that some 100 American athletes who failed drug tests and should have been prevented from competing in the Olympics were nevertheless cleared to compete. Among those athletes was Lewis. He tested positive three times before the 1988 Olympics for pseudoephedrine, ephedrine, and phenylpropanolamine, banned stimulants and bronchodilators also found in cold medication, and had been banned from the Seoul Olympics and from competition for six months. The USOC accepted his claim of inadvertent use and overturned the decision. He was saying something about “lax” policies?

Carl, your time has passed and now it’s another man’s time to shine. Either be happy for them or keep your damn mouth shut.

This Is Your Conscience

When Lincoln Anthony Blades is not writing for his controversial and critically acclaimed blog ThisIsYourConscience.com, he can be found contributing articles for Uptown Magazine. Lincoln wrote the hilarious and insightful book "You're Not A Victim, You're A Volunteer: How To Stop Letting Love Kick Your Ass". He is also a public speaker who has sat on panels all over North America and the Caribbean.

19 Comments

  1. lincolnanthonyblades

    08/10/2012 at 1:13 AM

    Ladies & Gentlemen, What Do You Think About Carl Lewis' Statements? In Your Mind, Is There Even A CHANCE Bolt Or Anyone On The Jamaican Track Team Could Have Taken Any Performance Enhancing Drugs?

    • Abu Husain

      08/10/2012 at 10:30 AM

      Carl Lewis is a joke. I was just going to mention that second point you made! He claimed that the compounds found in his system were dure to some green tea he had, so he was cleared because it was considered inadvertent usage of the compound… Then he wanted to whine and complain about Ben Johnson beating him and claimed he was using PEDs (which he was).

      There WAS a doping scandal a while back with the Jamaican squad, so I wouldn't put it past them, but if you don't have to keep in mind that the many of top-tier athletes in track have, or are currently using PEDs, blood doping, etc. I wouldn't expect anything less from the most competitive people in the world.

      My question to these organizations is where do they draw the line? I saw a doc with a cyclist that had is own special chamber that would simulate living at 10,000 ft+ above sea level. He would sleep in it every night and it had the exact same physiological effect as blood doping or using EPO.

      • A Grown Ass Man

        08/10/2012 at 12:04 PM

        Hyperbaric chambers are commonly used by football and basketball players and it's legal for the time being. Never heard of it giving off those types of effects tho.

    • iluvwhoiluv

      08/10/2012 at 10:41 AM

      Carl just needs to be quiet. If we didn't know any better, I could swear I detect some Haterade. Plus if he is so sure that Bold and the rest of the Jamaican Track Team or taking some drugs, go through the process of trying to prove it. Otherwise, he needs to quit trying to be relevant because he's looking like a buffoon right now.

  2. petersburgh

    08/10/2012 at 6:54 AM

    Carl Lewis was always an idiot to me. A so call third world country has the know how to trick a worldwide global antidoping agency? hmmmm. That's enough, I'm not giving Carl anymore of my time.

    • MzDebbieFields

      08/10/2012 at 1:08 PM

      Hes not saying that…he's saying they don't have the right technology to properly test their athletes and he's probably right being a third world country!

      • Lilly

        08/10/2012 at 4:50 PM

        Actually when you go to the Olympics they use state of the art technology to check for doping so if the country doesn't provide the correct test the Olympic committee will.

      • petersburgh

        08/10/2012 at 7:41 PM

        Is that what he's saying? If Drummond had won it you think he would? Why did he only wait to say it after Bolt achieved something he tried and failed? Why not after the 100? Why not when Kenyans win all the long distances because Kenya are Third or maybe Fourth World no disrespect to any Kenyans reading. EVERYBODY knows what he was saying so stop hearing his bullshit and just LISTEN!!

  3. NurseJilly

    08/10/2012 at 8:36 AM

    I think Lewis is a tool, have for years. Give these athletes the respect they have earned and shut your mouth unless you can prove it.

    • HerCommonSense

      08/10/2012 at 1:24 PM

      Absolutely!

  4. MzDebbieFields

    08/10/2012 at 1:05 PM

    Usain sounds like he's guilty to me…why is he getting so upset?? #GuiltyConscience

    • HerCommonSense

      08/10/2012 at 1:24 PM

      Where's your proof? Oh, you have none. Well, please take a seat in the corner beside Mr. Lewis and leave JA alone.

    • Kam

      08/10/2012 at 3:51 PM

      Trailer park trash have a seat. Jamaica's Anti-Doping Commission (JADCo) does testing at least 5 times per week 40 weeks a year during the season as well as the off season.

      Look it up. As well who has been involved in more doping scandals than the USA.

      • HerCommonSense

        08/10/2012 at 5:37 PM

        Debbie knows nothing. smh

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  6. Aloy

    08/12/2012 at 3:27 PM

    Hi

    I totally agree with you. Carl Lewis is just freaking stupid and jealous and seeks attention. Athletes like Michael Johson, Colin JAckson and Linford Christie were al great and all appreciate what the Jamaicans is bringing to the track. Someone should shut that damn idiot the hell up. Ben Johson still remains a better athlete than Carl Lewis. Carl Lewis was always second best. If you don't have anything good to say about someone else, you should shut up, and unless Carl Lewis can beat Usain, he's just a brainless idiot.

    Thanks for your article. I wish the damn idiot Carl Lewis would read it.

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    07/01/2013 at 8:17 AM

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  9. mike

    02/26/2014 at 12:38 PM

    At least Ben was man enough to eventually admit he used PEDs, Carl will go to his grave holding on to his lies just like his father holds on to his only real 100m gold medal!

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