THIS HOUSE WOULD PERMIT THE USE OF PERFORMANCE ENHANCING DRUGS IN PROFESSIONAL SPORTS. Y12 Debate.

Sport is big business.  Olympic champions, hosting the World Cup, sponsoring an athlete to wear a branded piece of apparel, and such like, can have huge economic implications for a region, country or firm.  The stakes are high so it stands to reason that winning becomes a be all in itself.  Isn’t consuming an energy gel and having a blood transfusion to enhance performance ultimately an extension of the same behaviour?  The motivation is obvious but surely consumption of performance enhancing substances is a form of cheating?  Is this wrong?  A sporting event is above all else a spectacle. If it wasn’t what would drive the financing?  Therefore anything that enhances performance and therefore the utility of the audience should be encouraged.  The economics would suggest so.  What do you think?

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