Performance Enhancing Drugs In Professional Sports Analysis

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The next reason people believe using performance enhancing drugs in professional sports

is wrong or a social evil is how insanely competitive people get in just a game. In the article

“Conceptual Problems with Performance Enhancing Technology in Sport” Emily Ryall talks

about how the majority of problems inherent in professional sport, such as whether athletes

should be able to take particular drugs, wear particular clothing, or utilize particular tools,



arguably come from a conceptual one based on flawed logic and competing values. Sport is a

“human enterprise that represents a multitude of human compulsions, desires and needs; the urge

to be competitive, to co-operate, to excel, to develop, to play, to love and be loved, …show more content…

He turns to

Tamburrini's positive arguments for lifting the ban, challenging three specific claims: “that

lifting the ban will erase competitive inferiority, that it will help athletes in perfecting their skills,

and that it will improve knowledge that can reduce harm to athletes”. Erasing competitive

inferiority is just a fancy way of saying that the playing field for professional sports will be more

even in terms of athletic ability. Every player at the professional level has the necessary elite

skill set or they wouldn’t be there, but not everybody is blessed with super-natural athleticism as

most of the best players are in the professional leagues. Using performance enhancing drugs

could balance that out by giving that skilled player the elite athleticism he needs to go from

being good to an all-star. Every athlete in the world wants to be the best they can be and want to

perfect their sport they play. Performance enhancing drugs would exactly make them absolutely

perfect but it would put them that much close to conquering that goal. If it was more

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