The Role Of Drug Use And Doping In The Olympics

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Drug use and doping within the Olympics affected me in negative and positive ways, varying between articles in which I researched. Many athletes have been caught and tested positive for doping which shocked me immensely; with approximately 60% doping, making it more than half the athletes out of thousands. Knowing that this many athletes had been doping at any one time at an Olympic Games made me feel very angry towards them and I felt extremely sorry for all the athletes who were honest and weren’t doping. An article by the Sydney Morning Herald left me stunned and feeling appalled at how unaware I was of how many Olympic athletes were actually doping. It also shocked me that Victor Conte, the convicted owner of BALCO, was willingly selling

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