What is your point of view linked with legalization of doping in sports? Some individuals claim that it is time to legalize it. Others don’t agree. What is your opinion?
Those that are against legalization of doping in sports say that steroids and other related medicines represent great evil. They may cause severe negative effects in consumers. Moreover, a doper has unfair advantage over a non-doper during competitions.
According to another point of view, application of anabolic steroids and other doping products should be allowed in sports. Let sportspersons apply whatever they desire! If they desire to use anabolic steroids, let them do it! If they plan to use other medicines, let them do it! If they want to administer certain drugs, let physicians manage their administration! Physicians know what their patients should do in order to avoid certain undesirable consequences. Thus, doping products will not lead to serious unwanted effects. As a result, application of steroids and other related preparations will be relatively safe for health and life of consumers.
As you know, steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs are currently banned in sports. When athletes are suspected and/or found guilty of doping, scandals appear. Such cases are widely discussed during TV shows, in magazines, newspapers, on internet, etc. You must know that each scandal commonly contains not only truth but also gossips, exaggerations, etc. As a result, you can’t be sure whether certain affirmations are true or not.
Those who are against legalization of doping in sports claim that sportspersons enhance performance unnaturally with the help of anabolic steroids and other related products. Speaking about enhancement of athletic performance, you should remember about enhancement of sexual performance, cognitive skills, improvement of health, etc. Why do we apply several preparations and supplements, improving our health and life, while blaming athletes who try to promote performance with steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs? Is it fairly? You would note that steroids and some other doping products lead to health problems. Yes, it is true. But what do you think about usage of caffeine and nicotine? They are accepted in the society. But it is important to note that caffeine and nicotine result in more severe health problems than anabolic steroids and other related medicines. Nevertheless, users of caffeine and nicotine are not so harshly blamed, as users of steroids.
Anti-doping agencies believe that they will soon eradicate doping from sports. “Competitions will be fair”, - they exclaim. But it is needed to realize that doping will be never eliminated from sports. Anti-doping officials will not be ever able to do it. While they elaborate new methods of detection and enhance punishment for application of banned substances, athletes find new ways to avoid detection. So, everyone should comprehend that this conflict will never end, if doping is not legalized in sports.