Nope it’s not a Hoochiemamma shirt…this one is about doping in the Olympics….of the equestrian variety.
Two days ago I read an article about a German horse that was busted for having a banned substance in its blood…this came the day before the jumping event it was supposed to take part in.
The German team of Christian Ahlmann and his horse Coster were shocked at being kicked out…well Christian was shocked…the horse just kept on eating.
In Athens the German team were stripped of a Gold medal for the same kinda thing….you would think that they would learn.
The day after the pair were chucked out of the Olympics, a further 3 teams were disqualified for a banned substance….”a”, does that mean it was all the same drug?
I now suspect ninjas of climbing into the horse boxes and injecting them with the dubious drug…why? well, for the money of course.
Funny how a big bunch of medal hopefuls all get their horses busted on doping charges….coincidence maybe? There are NO coincidences dammit.
The winning teams were America and Canada…both of which have the capital to pay off a ninja clan.
But in all seriousness this is a real blow to equestrian events at the Olympics, I know so many people who raise their eyebrows at the idea that horse riding should even be considered an Olympic event…I personally think that horse/animal related sports at the Olympics is doff.
It’s a celebration of human achievement and while people do use sporting equipment like say a javelin or a hockey stick as a “tool”, I don’t think an animal is quite the same.
look, I may be way off base here, I’d love to know what you all think of this one.
Do you think horse events should be part of the Olympics?
Riders and horses disqualified:
Germany: Christian Ahlmann and his horse Coster
Brazil: Bernardo Alves and his horse Chupa Chup (what a sucker)
Ireland: Denis Lynch and his horse Latinus
Norway: Tony Andre Hansen and his horse Camiro (isn’t that the name of a car..or is it Camaro?)