The proposed Enhanced Games founder Dr. Aron D’Souza and scientific advisor Dr. Michael Sagner, MD, answered US President Joe Biden regarding his concern about the Enhanced Games and keeping the Olympics clean.

Not all that glitters is gold

In a media release dated Monday, March 18, by the Enhanced Games points to a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) funded and commissioned study that apparently found 44 per cent of Olympic athletes doped. The findings, according to D’Souza suggest that the Olympic Games are not clean and perhaps never were. This is likely true. However, there appears to be a conflict in their statement.

Sagner, said, “Whilst the aim of an enhancement-free Olympics is a noble one, it is not and has never been true. Olympic drug testing is ineffective and full of loopholes. This is also partly because they do not have baseline clinical data on elite athletes using performance enhancements. The Enhanced Games, with our medical oversight and screening apparatus, will create this unique data which will benefit not only the tested sports community but also Longevity Science in general as many compounds can be repurposed to combat illnesses such as frailty which are endemic in modern society.” 

On the one hand, Sagner is saying that the IOC does not have baseline clinical data on elite athletes. On the other hand, the release cites the WADA commissioned study. So, which is it? Is 44 per cent of athletes allegedly doping is not baseline data? We, perhaps will find out soon.

The release

The Enhanced Games pledge to share all data created on an anonymised basis with the Olympics, so that the IOC can finally develop effective tests, thereby making their competition truly fair and natural.

It is furthermore notable that research conducted by Professor David Nutt at Imperial College London and published in The Lancet confirms that performance enhancements pose significantly less health risk than commonly accepted substances like alcohol, tobacco, and cannabis. 

In a bid to foster informed discourse, the Enhanced Games extend an invitation to the IOC and the White House to engage in collaborative dialogue, just as the British Parliament did by convening the First Conference on Human Enhancement in collaboration with the Enhanced Games last month.

Dr Aron D’Souza, President of the Enhanced Games, said, “President Biden, please trust the science and recognize that the Olympics will never be clean until there is an Enhanced Games. This is why we are offering to cooperate with the IOC and the White House in order to make the Olympics truly clean, natural and fair. The Enhanced Games are no competition to the Olympics, but an entirely new event which is very complementary and has an important place in a science-based society.”

Dr D’Souza added “We urge President Biden to engage with the Enhanced Games on what is an inevitable evolution in sports. As a champion of science, President Biden has the opportunity to help the 44% of athletes who have used performance enhancements to come out and safely compete. Only with a formal partnership between the IOC and Enhanced Games, can Olympics drug testing finally be effective and ensure the integrity of their games.”

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