Originally Posted by flyguydsl
I like that you're thinking outside the box but here's what i think.
Sport is supposed to be a challenge of mind and body. Who's the best? Who can beat who? Who's shot's are amazing and who has the fastest serve and is the quickest around the court? We need to know as sport fans that this is the person doing it not the drug.
That's why they NEED to remove COACHING DURING MATCHES!!!!!!!!!!! ugh lol.
but anyways.... these are my reasons AGAINST drug use in sports
1) they are unhealthy and can cause some major problems in players, possibly hurting their longevity and
2) it is unfair to players who can't afford drugs. True, the poor players can't afford other things that could potentially improve their performance on court (i.e. expensive coaches, hitting partners, personal assistants, super high quality food) , however, drugs tend to have a much more direct effect on performance rather than these other things.
3) bad role models like you said
. These people are in the media and are idoloized by many. If everyone started doing drugs in professional sports, surely this will trickle down to the amateur level and the university and high school levels, etc. Sports are so ingrained in many cultures that even those who don't play sports will be more likely to take drugs because they'll start doubt the harmful effects of drugs. They'll think, "if athletes, who look really healthy, can take drugs and do outstanding athletic feats then I should be able to take drugs and still do my normal things in life"
4) it supports the illegal drug trade industry. if the drug trade industry were like most other industries like the music industry, real estate industry, whatever, where there doesn't exist much direct harm to people because the industry is not corrupt, clean, and not violent, then maybe this reason wouldn't be here. but the drug trade industry IS messy and corrupt and vile, and horrible.
5) using performance enhancing drugs could promote the use of other, non-performance enhancing drugs.... which of course, can be very dangerous.