By Wayne D. King, View from Rattlesnake Ridge
Like a lot of folks in the shadow of Rattlesnake Ridge I watched the Olympics.
Of course the majority of folks watched team USA hoping that these great kids would realize their dreams but there’s also been quite a bit of talk about the Russian athlete who was caught blood doping and had his Olympic medal revoked.
The fact that he used performance enhancing substances was of some interest – after all with all of the attention focused on the banning of the Russian Team from the 2018 Olympics because of rampant violations of the rules in the 2014 Olympics the notion that someone would be so brazen as to do it again with everyone watching leaves more than a few folks scratching their heads.
And here’s where I’ll probably get targeted with a lot of hate mail . . . his violation was for blood doping to enhance his performance in CURLING! Taking performance enhancing products for Curling is a little bit like blood doping before the annual sheep shearing contest at the Sandwich Fair.
About Wayne D. King: Wayne King is an author, artist, activist and recovering politician. He was a three term State Senator, who Chaired the Senate Economic Development Committee and the NH Senate Economic Summit. In 1994 King was the Democratic nominee for Governor and most recently the CEO of MOP Environmental Solutions Inc., a public company in the environmental cleanup space. His art is exhibited nationally in galleries and he has published three books of his images. His most recent novel “Sacred Trust” a vicarious, high voltage adventure to stop a private powerline has been published on Amazon.com as an ebook (http://bit.ly/STrust ) or in paper at http://bit.ly/STPaper . He lives in Rumney at the base of Rattlesnake Ridge. His website is: http://bit.ly/WayneDKing