What a shame


The sad fact of the commingling of sport and illegal drugs is that we never get to know what we are watching. We are all infected with a ineluctable skepticism that forces us to view such otherwise compelling sporting events as the Tour de France, and the Track & Field World Championships much as we would professional wrestling. We have all had too many occasions to hear too many allegations followed by too many athletes and too many coaches protesting too many times that they never did anything wrong to believe that they are all telling the truth. We don’t need to add an asterisk next to record performance times or distances; it is already there, permanently printed in our minds. Athletic heroes have gone the way of the dodo: a thing of the past.

Vern Gambetta

Vern Gambetta

Director at Gambetta Sports Training Systems
Vern is the Director of Gambetta Sports Training Systems. He has been the a conditioning coach for several MLS teams as well as the conditioning consultant to the US Men's World Cup Soccer team. Vern is the former Director of Conditioning for the Chicago White Sox and New York Mets. He has lectured and conducted clinics in Canada, Japan, Australia and Europe and has authored six books and over one hundred articles related to coaching and sport performance in a variety of sports. He has a BA in teaching with a coaching minor and an MA in Education with an emphasis in physical education from Stanford University.
Vern Gambetta


Athletic Development Coach & Consultant. Founder of GAIN Network. Proud dad. Love to read everything.
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