As for doping in sport argument.. sure Ben Johnson was caught with Stanazolol in his blood, however this doesnt mean it is the best drug for the job (although not bad for a tested, light and fast athlete) - look at Linford Christie - positive for Nandrolone! This is hardly the actions of someone who knows it will be detectable upto 18months later is it?! Or Dwain Chambers with Tetrahydrogestrinone - that will have been an uncomfortable cycle due to the fact it was an estrogen based drug - similar to running deca alone i would have expected.
These aren't the actions of men who: Know what drug to take from real, educated experience - only what they were told to take by others.. and in the case of Christie, very bad advice indeed.
Chambers while getting excellent advice on using the clear - it wouldnt have been a comfortable cycle - one that was bourne out of necessity due to stringent drug testing.
Stanozolol has been used by athletes for decades, especially by sprinters. This steroid has been known for giving sprinters more speed as well as allowing them to train harder and for longer due to quicker recovery from using Winstrol. A famous case known by many people is the sprinter Ben Johnson who broke the 100m world record, he tested positive for Winstrol and had his record removed. Football players as well as basket players have been known to use Stanozolol. Athletes looking for speed and strength as well as faster recovery often opt for Winstrol as its out of the body fast and so there is lower risk of being tested positive for Anabolic Steroids and also because the weight gains associated with Winstrol are not to high which is another benefit. Athletes such as sprinters need to be muscular and lean for achieve good speeds, if a sprinter gained 20lbs from a Ster0id cycle he would not be fast enough.