In the last episode of 2023, REX hosts Dom 'The Dominator' George and Hamish 'The Hitman' McKay catch up on final time to recount the sporting year that's been.
Their main topic of discussion revolves around a proposed event to potentially be held in 2024 called the Enhanced Games. This controversial concept refers to the idea of allowing performance-enhancing substances in sports, blurring the line between human and superhuman with advancements in science.
The discussion starts with George and McKay discussing the moral and ethical dilemmas associated with the idea, noting the proposal was released around June or July.
"We're saying, you know, open slather, laissez-faire type attitude towards substances in sport," McKay mused.
He notes the controversy surrounding the use of substances for recovery from physical activity and suggests that scientific advancements in enhancing human performance should be embraced. However, he also expresses his concern about the negative effects, citing the example of Florence Joyner Griffith, an athlete who died due to drug use.
George and McKay also went through the full list of Google's Top 10 trending athletes of the year based on how often they had been searched in the entire year.
Google Top 10 Tending Athletes of 2023:
10. Kyrie Irving
9. Shubman Gill
8. Rachin Ravindra
7. Carlos Alcaraz
6. Novak Djokovic
5. Harry Kane
4. Ja Morant
3. Travis Kelce
2. Kylian Mbappe
1. Damar Hamlin
As the discussion continues, the pair also reflect on some memorable sporting moments from 2023 and look forward to the possibilities of 2024. They anticipate further debates on Enhanced Games in future episodes.