Peter Thiel Bankrolling New ‘Olympics On Steroids’ Where Athletes Can Dope ‘Out In The Open’

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Conservative billionaire Peter Thiel is using a portion of his fortune to bankroll a venture inspired by the Olympics that would permit competitors to use performance enhancing drugs.

The new venture, dubbed “Enhanced Games,” is poised to not just allow, but “encourage” athletes involved in the games to dope up “out in the open and honestly,” the New York Post reported. The PayPal co-founder and early Facebook investor Peter Thiel apparently sees the less strict alternative to the Olympics as a total score and is opening his checkbook accordingly.

Thiel won attention from the press for throwing millions at the Trump campaign back in 2016, but has since turned on the former President and political candidates at large in the 2024 election cycle, according to Reuters.

Now, some of his millions will likely go toward funding this new endeavor.

One of the motivations behind the birth of “Enhanced Games” is to let it serve as an outlet for more research into body supplement research and ways to reimagine perceived thresholds of human athletic performance.

Described as the “brainchild” of Dr. Aron D’Souza by the Post, the doctor who doubles as a lawyer plans to rollout more information by April 17.

Additionally, D’Souza is set to promote the new idea during the 2024 Summer Olympics which will take place in Paris, France. (RELATED: Seriously? USA Fencing At Risk Of Missing 2024 Paris Olympics After Curtis McDowald Has Outburst)

Other well known public figures that will back “Enhanced Games” include ex-Coinbase Chief Technology Officer Balaji Srinivasan and Apeiron Investment Group’s billionaire manager Christian Angermayer, according to the Post.

D’Souza told the outlet that he has garnered a lump sum somewhere in the neighborhood of the “high single-digit millions” which is an amount adequate “enough to produce the first games.”

It is unclear how much Thiel and the rest are investing toward the roll out of “Enhanced Games.”

The debut competitions will include competitive weightlifting, swimming, gymnastics, track and field, as well as combat.

From 1968 through 2020, there were 442 positive tests on athletes that were reported at Olympic events, according to

Olympic athletes from around the globe have faced sanctions for doping in the past.

For instance, teenage Russian figure-skater Kamila Valieva was found guilty Monday of doping at the age of 15 from an incident that occurred back in 2021 – and is now barred from participating in international competition through 2025 by international Olympic officials in Switzerland, NPR reported.

This comes after she had tested positive for performance enhancing drugs in 2021 at an international competition in her home country of Russia.

Even though she already won a medal at the 2022 Olympic Games in China, the athletic officials also “disqualified” all of the medaled competitions she took part in from December of 2021 and onward, NPR continued.

Thus far, 900 athletes have reportedly “expressed interest” in joining in on what “Enhanced Games” has to offer, per the Post.