Performance Enhancing Drugs
This topic guide, produced for the Debating Matters competition, asks should the use of performance enhancing drugs be permitted in sport? The guide contains information, further reading and web links which allow students to understand and debate the issues.
Anti-doping authorities and campaigners argue that performance-enhancing drugs undermine the spirit of sport. If they were allowed, the most successful athletes may not be the fastest or strongest, but those who have the best medical team. So would sport be undermined by athletes pumping themselves full of drugs? Or is doping in the tradition of what competitors have always done: pushing the boundaries of human endurance?
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