September 20, 2020

World Anti-Doping Association Allows Surgically Enhanced Performance

Several observers, including myself, have wondered why surgical procedures such as LASIK laser eye surgery or ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction (better known as Tommy Johns surgery) are not considered cheating. After all, they could arguably offer a greater advantage than anabolic steroids. If steroids are considered cheating, why aren’t these surgical procedures?

The answer is quite simple. It is not against the rules. The World Anti-Doping Association (WADA) has no prohibitions whatsoever on performance enhancement surgeries. They are all permitted. [Read more…]