Billionaire Peter Thiel Is Financing An ‘Olympics On Steroids’ Event That Allows Athletes To Dope
5 Feb 2024
Billionaire Peter Thiel is financing an “Olympics on steroids” where competitors will be allowed to dope with no consequences.
Thiel is among several high-profile venture capitalists who have backed the ‘Enhanced Games’ project, the brainchild of lawyer Dr. Aron D’Souza.
VCs backing the games besides Thiel include Christian Angermayer’s Apeiron Investment Group, and former Coinbase CTO Balaji Srinivasan, among others.
The events are open to any athletes, current and former professionals and amateurs in swimming, gymnastics, weightlifting, track and field, and combat.
Enhanced Games are reportedly in talks with several host cities with expectations that the inaugural games will take place next summer and be held every year.
“My body, my choice, your body, your choice. Individuals should be able to make choices about your body and no one — whether it’s a sports federation or the government — should be able to tell them what to do about it,” Souza said.
“We think that this will create conditions by which we will get a much larger data pool of athletes and individuals who are aspiring to self improvement through science.”
The Olympic Games strictly prohibits the use of numerous medications and drugs, including stimulants, anabolic agents, and hormone and metabolic modulators that influence athletes performance by accelerating muscle gains, improving blood flow, or enhancing energy and focus.