Wednesday 25 April 2018

Money in doping, and doping in money

Doping in sport is like financial "doping", giving us the odd sacrifice, but staying one step ahead

Illustration: Jim Cogan
Illustration: Jim Cogan
Declan Lynch

Declan Lynch

There's a chap I know who has this tendency to describe various misfortunes which have occurred to him on the golf course, as if anybody gives a damn. "How unlucky can you be?" he says, as if the gods have used him for their sport in some special way.

How unlucky can you be indeed?

Well - I think to myself - perhaps in time he will be able to gain some perspective on his plight, so that eventually he might see that being born in the poorest part of Calcutta, for example, mig­ht entitle you to feel just as unlucky as the chap who finds that his otherwise excellent drive on the 14th at the Grange has somehow found its way into a divot mark.

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