Doping in Sport as big a threat as Coronavirus, in Olympic year; Talking Turkey with Kanthi
Talking Turkey with Kanthi, the boldest Sports debate show in India again in its latest episode came out with some startling revelations. A sudden spurt in doping violations in the run up to the Olympics, with about 170 athletes testing positive, comes as a shocking bit of news. Kanthi D Suresh, the founder and Editor-in-Chief, back on air again , after a break, saw her usual chirpy self coming out with information in an engaging style and demeanour
The show always known to educate viewers with information not available elsewhere, was this time again, bang on. The panel also consisted of a sports psychologist from UK, who along with the others was analyzing doping behavioural patterns
‘It cannot be ignorance’, quipped Kanthi D Suresh, as she talked about elite athletes coming under the scanner for dope violations. An analysis was made between India and other sporting nations, with regard to the cash awards given to Olympic medallists. India gives more than 10 times the cash award to an Olympic gold medallist, compared to the other greater sporting nations of the world. Is the ugly award system leading to more temptation, asks Kanthi D Suresh
Winning is great but need not necessarily mean success. Is the Sports environment creating damaged human beings, asked Kanthi, as she ended the show on a rhetoric which has caused many minds to ask the same question.