As recreational drugs: eg, cannabis is a banned substance even though it is not considered a performance-enhancing drug the authorities say that it is necessary to take such steps, as athletes and sportspeople are role models for young people and hence should not take illicit drugs however, they do not suggest how. Last year, the australian crime commission reported widespread use of performance-enhancing drugs in australia richard ings, former head of the australian sports anti-doping authority, pronounced: 'this is not a black day in australian sport, this is the blackest day in australian sport' the same year, a. If performance-enhancing drugs became legal, this mindset would not change because “cheating” would still be possible boundaries still would exist and would be able to be crossed advocates of legalization argue that sports are inherently risky performance-enhancing substances would simply be another risk. Some athletes who were found to have used modafinil protested as the drug was not on the prohibited list at the time of their offence, however, the world anti- doping agency (wada) maintains it is a substance related to those already banned, so the decisions stand modafinil was added to the list of prohibited substances. Still, nfl athletes are allowed to collide with great force every week it is certainly not obvious that performance-enhancing drugs cause more damage than high- impact sports i have not suggested that drug use should be permissible in sport because there might be persuasive arguments for proscription i. Johnson's world record sprint, his win, and then, the stripping of his gold medal made news around the world however, performance-enhancing drugs in sports do not begin with johnson a quick overview of drugs in sports reveals the earlier use of questionable substances some even argue that drugs in sports date back.
The rules banning drugs are left over from amateur sport, and irrelevant to professional sport we should not stop athletes from taking drugs if they are willing and know the health risks: that's being paternalistic many of the banned substances have not even been proven to improve performance so taking them may be a. As a young boy, rob started to play little league, trying to match his favorite sport hero, and dreaming to make it to the baseball major leagues prior to high performance enhancing drugs should not be legalized 'olympic track star marion jones was sentenced in a federal court to six months in prison' (kelly and rao. Why not just let adults decide what to do it's not just a question for curious newcomers julian savulescu is a professor of ethics at the university of oxford and he says prohibition is only helping organised crime and that doping should be allowed for the good of sport this is an argument worth exploring.
If each of us ought to be free to assume risks that we think are worth taking, shouldn't athletes have the same freedom as anyone else in particular, if athletes prefer the gains in performance allegedly provided by the use of steroids , along with the increased risk of harm to the alternative of less risk and. Stimulants, such as cocaine and speed, can keep you awake so you don't get the rest you need and this can affect your performance they also decrease your appetite when you should be replacing calories after using so much energy side effects also include confusion, delirium and paranoia at higher doses stimulants. Many fans fear that doping is subverting the very nature of sports but because pasta is made from natural ingredients, we don't think it should be banned so, while there are good reasons to ban those drugs that pose significant health risks even when taken under medical supervision (dinitrophenol. Should the use of performance-enhancing drugs in sport be legalised all the yes points: if legal then drugs can be controlled and monitored by doctors, making them much safer athletes on all the we should protect athletes from themselves and not allow anyone to take performance-enhancing drugs drugs in sport.
Your position here is important for discussing the doping issue because, whether you realise it or not, this informs your views on what should be done about it current banned drugs and substances are not inherently harmful, nor the biggest sources of risk and harm when you consider injury rates and. Various professional sports leagues have attempted to set a level playing field by testing for drug use and suspending those found guilty it's a noble effort, but it's clearly not working the answer legalize steroids. Psychologists i think we should ban everything and make sport real again fact: blood-doping and training at altitude both make your body make more red blood cells, but one of them is illegal and one isn't issue: why do we fuss so much about drugs, but not all the other things athletes do to themselves why should some. Consider the arguments presented by daryl adair, associate professor of sport management, university of technology sydney should wada play a more significant role in addressing illicit drugs in sport cocaine, ice, heroin, ecstacy, cannabis or any other illegal drugs are not banned by wada out of competition.
Most fans of running--or any sport, for that matter--agree that performance- enhancing drugs should be prohibited, and that dopers should be penalized when caught but when pressed to say why, many of us would have a hard time defending that stand beyond because it's not right in the british medical.
Phelps said it breaks my heart after controversy over athletes who have previously failed drugs tests broke out at the rio swimming competition you're probably going to see a lot of people speaking up more i think something needs to be done, phelps said it's sad that today in sports in general, not just. It is becoming more and more common in the news to see sportsmen and women getting caught out for using performance-enhancing drugs we weigh up the pros and cons of legalising peds in sports. While “everybody's doing it” might not fly in a kindergarten classroom, sports can and should have an internal standard of behavior another, further embarrassing the field of professional athletics – or we can legalize and regulate performance-enhancing drugs to the benefit of sports and sports fans alike.