What if we quit playing Sisyphus and just embraced the future, already?
You're right, we're getting ahead of ourselves. Let's start with PEDs, first.
Remember Ben Johnson torching Carl Lewis at the 1988 Olympics? Remember Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa crushing Roger Maris' home run record like Bo Jackson running over Brian Bosworth?
Try to keep a straight face when you retroactively claim you didn't enjoy it.
The arguments against PED use are all variations on the theme of fairness: Allowing them isn't fair to those athletes who don't want to use them, and it's not fair to those who came before and set the hallowed marks we cling to.
Here are the cynic's responses: 1. We assume you've heard of MLB, NFL, the Olympics, the Tour de France … You really still think there are many athletes who aren't using, at this point? And 2. We're not playing the same games these days anyway. News flash: Athletes in the '50s traveled to games by train, wore Chuck Taylors on the hardwood, didn't wear facemasks on their football helmets, couldn't get Tommy John surgery if they blew out their elbows. … Modern athletes have every technological advantage conceivable; why should steroids, HGH, testosterone be different?
Now then, back to the gamma rays.
It's a familiar refrain that the cheaters are always a step ahead of the testers. So surely someone has harnessed Bruce Banner's power by now and is developing it for sports? If the Olympic motto is "Faster, Higher, Stronger," can't we support measuring shot puts in miles instead of meters?
If nothing else, cheering on the Hulk has got to beat wringing our hands over the likes of A-Rod, Ryan Braun and Lance Armstrong.