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Does the End Justify the Means A Critical Look at the Ethics Involved with Drug Use in Sport The fierce competitive nature of the modern sports world in combination with societys demand for excellence have caused athletes to seek alternative means to enhance their performance Todays athlete faces an increasingly difficult choice to use drugs to enhance performance or to accept what could amount to a competitive handicap It is a choice which carries significant ethical considerations Should athletes be permitted to make this choice or should society through the medium of sports governing bodies strictly enforce the ban on performance enhancing drugs Some argue that the choice should be left to the athletes in order to respect their individual choice above any ethical considerations Others choose to ban performance-enhancing drugs with the intention of protecting the athlete against the potentially harmful consequences of his or her own actions Athletes who are caught using illegal drugs are often exposed through the media and negatively discriminated against by the sporting community The result is that the athlete faces a double bind conflict he or she is pressured to produce superhuman performance yet must remain ethically human while preparing for them The ramifications of cheating in sport are numerous and all negative in nature Beyond the negative aspect which cheating in sports presents are dangerous physiological and psychological side effects which the athlete faces when using performance enhancing drugs such as anabolic and androgenic steroids At the heart of many anti-drug use in sport debates lies the theory that drugs sabotage the true intention of sport This among other factors serves to explain my thesis the continuing saga of drug use in sport is not only unethical but also negatively impacts the athlete as well as the sporting community In addition the sociocultural factors which contribute to the use of steroids will also be discussed Before trying to prove that drugs serve
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