There’s another side to this matter altogether … why not just let athletes dope up? There’s really not a fairness attribute involved because any athlete in a highly paid sport like baseball or football has equal access to the drugs and an equal ability to pay for it. So it’s not like anybody is being "shut out" unfairly. You could argue some have more money than others but if they’re spending THAT much on drugs, they’ll pass the point of diminishing returns and possibly die.
So, if you are paying people to make their profession pushing the human body to its athletic limit, it almost follows to allow them to truly push the physical limits. Strength training gives athletes an edge over those who don’t do it. Barometric training gives athletes an edge over those who don’t do it. Nutrition optimization gives athletes an edge over those who don’t do it. How different is it really to use a chemical substance that enhances the very things these athletes enhance already? After all, a guy using nothing but drugs is likely to not beat an athlete that works out and eats properly. But the guy who does them ALL … imagine the real ability of the human body.
You could say, "But they’re our kids role models – they should be clean." Yeah. I say, "If you’re not a good role model for your own kid, then you’ve got bigger problems than some athlete using drugs."
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