Do you care whether or not professional athletes take performance enhancing drugs

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Abby Campbell saysI’m a professional personal trainer and nutritionist with a great love for professional sports. I believe that all athletes should have the same rules and guidelines on performance enhancing drugs. There are some legal supplements that are a "no no" when it comes to certain sports. They include certain protein powders due to growth hormones. I think this is silly as certain nutritious foods will allow growth just as much as these protein powders. However, athletes know what they may and may not take. So, they should abide by the rules.

Jacqui (jlpark) saysIt’s cheating. So yeah, I do care. If someone who has worked their butt off for years and years training for their sport legitamately then they deserve to be on a level playing field.

As a New Zealander it’s some thing that has happened to one of our most prolific sportswoman Valerie Adams who is a shot putter.

Teal has won gold at several Olympics and Commonwealth games. Last Olmypics she was beaten by a Balarusian Nadsya Ostupck (sp?) who was later found in the drugs test given to all gold medal winners to have been using prohibited drugs,
replica ray bans. Val was given the gold in a later date in NZ as it was stripped from her rival. This same rival has now been found to have been using the same drugs at a previous meet on retrospective tests. She may be banned for life.

If you cannot beat someone legitamately practice practice practice or get out of the sport. Physical sports are supposed to show what you can get out of your body, not what you can put it to make it better.

Perhaps have their own sport or competitions the drug cheats games or something.

Iwhy should we let people who cheat get away with it?

ParadigmEnacted 2 years ago

From that premise you could argue that all training, conditioning, and nutritional regiments are cheating since it comes at the expense of the purity of one’s natural athletic abilities.

Robert A. Joseph (JPB0756) 2 years ago

Understand these rules are selectively enforced, meaning politics are dominant in pursuit of offenders. Realize how this simple fact of life destroys your postulate and be free. I have been a competitor at world class lvl.

See all 2 commentsHide extra commentsParadigmEnacted saysThat’s the thing, since it is so necessary for an athlete to train their body and follow a certain regiment to succeed, how are putting steroids in one’s body any different than anything else just because they’ve been stigmatized by society? The notion of it undermining "natural" athletes doesn’t hold water because all athletes supplement their natural abilities with training and specific regiments.

They don’t let shlubs perform at an elite level,
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Elena (Lady_E) 2 years ago

It would still be an advantage because bodies react differently to drugs. Some people will be fast and some will be super fast even though they all took drugs. (if permitted)

ParadigmEnacted 2 years ago

There’s more to athletic excellence than size, right?

See all 3 commentsHide extra commentsBilly Petty (billypetty22) saysBaseball is the main focus,
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buy fake oakleys, basketball or any other sports. That being said, remember back in the days of Babe Ruth and Ted Williams. They never used anything to give them an advantage like players use today. As you may recall, the cliche used on Babe Ruth, was that he got it done on hot dogs and beer. Now since the late 1980’s baseball he been plagued with performance enhancing drugs, and has made semi mediocre players look better than greats back in the day. It inflates player’s number to a status where they shouldn’t be, and it really gives baseball historians problems when trying to compare players back in the day from players in the present back to thirty years ago. I know taking steroids out of the game is an impossible thing to do, but I believe baseball should keep at, and continue to emphasize being clean. They should enforce harsher punishments other than 50 game suspensions, because a player using steroids says its worth the risk to hit 50 home runs and only miss 50 games the next year. Major League Baseball needs to kick the player out for the entire next season and fine them at least 5 million dollars. Small,
replica ray ban sunglasses, unworthy fines will do baseball’s effort no good. Steroids taint the record book, kill players and it should kill their career.

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