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BadUsername October 22nd, 2014 7:27pm

Should performance enhancing drugs be permitted in sports? (please share, will be using results for a paper)

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suppressedID That is my secret Cap
10/22/14 1:50 pm

They want superhuman $$$, they should perform like superhumans.

Mandate doping! Stop pussyfooting around.

MogoshKatz Wisconsin
10/22/14 1:48 pm

Yes, in certain circumstances. Mainly to help them heal from injuries. These players have a limited time to play sports at a professional level and if the PEDs allow them to heal faster, have at it under a doctor's supervision.

Odysseus We All Need A Fantasy
10/22/14 1:47 pm

I would say no for now but I believe we might all be taking some sort of mental and physical enhancement drugs in the not too distant future.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/22/14 1:00 pm

No. Most of them are bad on the heart. So many of the younger sports players that there had any kind a hard workout done. And it is sometimes fatal. Many of them make a person more aggressive. That's not always a very good thing.

cowboy Here and There
10/22/14 12:53 pm

No. Think of the children.

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TheCameron UCF
10/22/14 12:43 pm

Yes they still have to work out it just makes it easier to gain the muscle.

zack1018 Ich will nach Stuttgart
10/22/14 1:18 pm

That depends on which drugs you are referring to, some performance enhancing drugs can be detrimental to a young athlete's long term health, definitely not something that should be encouraged.

TheCameron UCF
10/22/14 5:43 pm

Allowing it does not equate to encouraging it.

zack1018 Ich will nach Stuttgart
10/22/14 5:45 pm

In a competitive atmosphere like sports it does. No natural human being can compete with those that take drugs. The only way to win championships and pursue a future in the sport would be through use of those drugs.

Abolitionist Voice of the people
10/22/14 12:38 pm

It's the only thing that'll make me watch baseball

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/22/14 12:37 pm

No. Unethical to use artificial enhancements. Sports are a test of your own natural strength.

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TheCameron UCF
10/22/14 12:42 pm

artificial- "made or produced by human beings rather than occurring naturally, typically as a copy of something natural."

Gym equipment is artificial, does that mean professional athletes shouldn't be allowed to use gyn equipment?

firefly5 the verse
10/22/14 12:44 pm

just one quick point: Oscar Pistorius

(before the shooting and such)

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/22/14 1:18 pm

Pistorius' legs are intended supposedly) to replace, not surpass, missing limbs, so the "wouldn't" be an enhancement, but a compensation.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/22/14 1:21 pm

Cam, I would not exclude weight training equipment. The diff is you use PEDs INSIDE your body.

BadUsername
10/22/14 12:30 pm

Post your arguments for or against in here. Might end up using some of them. :)

firefly5 the verse
10/22/14 12:30 pm

I said no. if we wanted to see something like this, battlebots episodes can be found online.

shared, though.

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Nemacyst No Lives Matter
10/22/14 12:32 pm

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10/22/14 12:33 pm

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BadUsername
10/22/14 12:36 pm

@nemacyst I somewhat agree. But I train with a guy that played in the Cubs organization for 12 years. Came up with Sosa and other notorious juicers and it put him at a huge disadvantage because he never juiced. It puts people that don't shoot up....

firefly5 the verse
10/22/14 12:37 pm

I don't see why congress has to get involved in a game. seriously. let the leagues police themselves as they see fit. you'd almost think it mattered.

BadUsername
10/22/14 12:38 pm

At a very unfair disadvantage. He was a lefty throwing 102 so he ended up making it to the MLB. But it took him 12 years and thousands of more hours of training.

firefly5 the verse
10/22/14 12:41 pm

I mean, no disrespect, but it is, in the end, a game, is it not?

BadUsername
10/22/14 12:45 pm

@firefly technically it is. But it is also a job and a livelihood. Just like any other job, if you don't perform you get fired. And some, including myself, can argue that professional sports take much more work and time than the typical 9-5 job.

firefly5 the verse
10/22/14 1:03 pm

I'd give you that. while I do get that it is a big deal, I'm not sure it's the sort of thing congress should be concerned with.