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.

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