Oh, piffle. It’s not mean to ask. And anyway, the answer is no. Lance Armstong is no dope. Neither is Barry Bonds. He just understands what most people who are not “professional athletes” do not.
Professional sports is not the stuff of athletic contests. That’s what the Olympics is for (or used to be, anyway). They are live, dramatized, semi-improvised theatrical performances.
Like gladiators in ancient Rome, today’s athlete is all about the performance. They are well-paid, but essentially powerless men, whose every move is at the whim of the wealthy men who sign those large checks.
The whole thing is a freak show. Have you seen a picture of Mark Maguire’s arms circa 1998?
His triceps are as big as my ass! I mean, come on!
So dope on!