Should performance enhancing drugs be permitted in sports? (please share, will be using results for a paper)
They want superhuman $$$, they should perform like superhumans.
Mandate doping! Stop pussyfooting around.
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.
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.
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.
No. Think of the children.
Yes they still have to work out it just makes it easier to gain the muscle.
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.
Allowing it does not equate to encouraging it.
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.
It's the only thing that'll make me watch baseball
No. Unethical to use artificial enhancements. Sports are a test of your own natural strength.
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?
just one quick point: Oscar Pistorius
(before the shooting and such)
Pistorius' legs are intended supposedly) to replace, not surpass, missing limbs, so the "wouldn't" be an enhancement, but a compensation.
Cam, I would not exclude weight training equipment. The diff is you use PEDs INSIDE your body.
Post your arguments for or against in here. Might end up using some of them. :)
I said no. if we wanted to see something like this, battlebots episodes can be found online.
Agreed, and shared as well.
Lol thanks for sharing!
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@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....
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.
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.
I mean, no disrespect, but it is, in the end, a game, is it not?
@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.
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.