The Controversy over Drug Testing in Sports

The Controversy over Drug Testing in Sports
Oluwapelumi Isaac Olaniyan
Devry University

The Controversy over Drug Testing in Sports

Athletes nowadays have more training facilities than ever before to improve their skills, but some of them have decided to choose the easy path to success which is using performance enhancing drugs. The use of drugs that enhance performance in sports is an issue that sports organizers have taken more seriously in the past decade. Since the aim of athletes in competitive sports is to win, some are willing to win by all means even if it is unethical. The use of drugs is not only common in ...

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drugs used by athletes to enhance their performances are illegal drugs; illegal drugs are banned probably because they are not medically approved by medical practitioners and pharmacists. Cocaine is an illegal drug and it can cause mental illness leading to excessive violence, delusions, and hallucinations. "Cocaine affects the cardiovascular system by increasing cardiac activity and sensitivity, which may lead to hypertension, tachycardia, and even arrhythmias. The dramatic side effect of cocaine use is sudden cardiac death. This has been reported in some athletes by coronary occlusion. Cerebrovascular accidents have also been associated with cocaine use, from sudden elevations in blood pressure (Ramachandra, et al., 2012, p. 2) Moreover, an athlete's well-being is always in danger whenever they use drugs to enhance their performances, and also the improper use of needles to inject these illegal substances in the user's body can cause HIV/AIDS which cannot be cured. Using drugs ...

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didn't pay to watch computer game characters compete in competitive sports designed for human beings. In fact, the false representation of a product or service is against the law as stated under section 52 of the Competition act which is,

Paragraph 74.01(1)(a) of the Act is a civil provision. It prohibits the making, or the permitting of the making, of a representation to the public, in any form whatever, that is false or misleading in a material respect. Under this provision, it is not necessary to demonstrate that any person was deceived or misled; that any member of the public to whom the representation was made was within Canada; or that the representation was made in a place to ...

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Added: 3/19/2013 08:45:32 PM
Submitted By: pelzo
Category: Sports
Type: Premium Paper
Words: 2295
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