Sports are an important ambassador that brings people together from all walks of life. It involves competition in a level playing field. It is important for sportsmen to do regular exercises to perform at their best in the competition. …
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On the other hand, the misuse of drugs is also detrimental to the health of competing athletes. In general doping devalues the integrity and image of sports. Doping has elicited vicious debate from both the medical and sporting aspect. While others question where the integrity of sport falls, when household personality in sport finds themselves in difficult places when discovered to have used performance enhancing drugs, others enjoy the use of performance enhancing drugs (Wiesing 168).
In competitive sport, doping has been considered an unethical venture that does not emphasize the integrity of sports. Several high-profile athletes – men and women have had their career thrown to the doldrums after having been found guilty of doping or making a public statement on doping. On the other hand, proponents of doping claim that doping in sports is necessary especially for those superstars who feel that they need to remain on top of their game and they would want to do that at all costs. The essence is that they would not want to lose their fame in sports and for that reason, they resort to doping. They are role models, icons and revered names to their fans and that is what they fear losing (Eber 345). This paper looks at doping in both contexts as to whether it should be allowed or not in sports. It also gives relevant examples of athletes who have thrown away their integrity in sports after being discovered to have used doping substances. While doping is considered as a contrary action to fair play, there are several athletes who believe in fair play. Certain competitive athletes stress on the need for fair play, and they are considered conditional cooperators because are guided by the values and principles of fair play. In other words, they do not take drugs because they believe their competitors do not use them as well. The biggest problem, however, becomes coordination of their intentions that would wander and resort to using performance enhancing drugs in competitions (Devine 637). Doping has become a global problem because of many international sporting events world over. Most international sports associations guided by International Olympic Committee (IOC), have for a long time worked on ways of stopping the spread of doping, but they have met resistance. As expected, the introduction of testing, education programs and other medical treatment, would reduce the behavior. Unfortunately, the efforts have managed to bear little fruits because undetectable and more powerful doping techniques have come up. There are several doping techniques
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The paper tells that the law negates violence and its implications are meant to create a suitable setting for the citizens of a particular nation to follow. However, there are independent institutions that provide their own sets of obligations and guidelines to be applied in their management. These institutions are majorly found in independent organizations that exist within a government.
The idea of using substances and stimulants for enhancing performance is not new; it has been around for centuries. The participants in the Medieval Greek games, the Roman gladiators and soldiers ate herbs, dried figs, strychnine and various organs of animals to build stamina, recover from fatigue and perform better (Bahrke and Yesalis 2).
In fact, AFL has been focusing on researches in the areas concerning sports science, sports medicine and evolution of the game, through investigations of the various issues. AFL concentrates on the issue like efforts reduction of injuries occurrence, increased performance in coaching and playing.
The relationship between the media and sport has always been symbiotic. Newspapers developed sports pages to sell more papers; sports organizations welcomed publicity because it brought more spectators to the game. As radio and television gave national exposure to local teams, the amount of money available to club owners and "players vastly increased, turning professionals from often ill-paid journeymen into media celebrities" (Chandler, Joan 221).
Doping is one of the major issues of the legal system concerning sports law. The practice doping or the use of performance enhancing drugs has been the bane of sports all through the history. Let us be sure that “the use of performance enhancement in sport brings into question the role of humans in the natural order and reflects a curiosity for testing humanity in a manner comparable to, say, life extension.
Steroid consumption is also known as doping in the world of sports. The types of steroids and other doping agents continue to grow, but all these agents prohibited in sports according to the policies of sports.
The use of steroids in sports
Finn Lasse Viren who was an athlete and managed to win both the 5000 kilometre as well as the 10000 kilometre races in the Olympics held in Montreal and Munich is referred to as the “godfather of doping.” The International Olympic Committee put a ban on the usage