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Johanna_silva
Con (against)
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DeepThought42
Pro (for)

Doping should be allowed

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Started: 10/10/2016 Category: Sports
Updated: 7 months ago Status: Debating Period
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Johanna_silva

Con

Hi! I would like to debate on the issue of dopping which has been destroying the spirit of sports. Athlethes look more like robots than humans and it is unfair that some people win medals and competitions only because they consume substances that give them an artificial boost.
DeepThought42

Pro

I will accept your challenge, and I will argue on the pro side: doping should be allowed in sports. While it may be unfair currently, where athletes are strictly forbidden to athletes and only those who are willing to win by cheating will dope, if the practice is open for everyone, it will create a fair, level playing field since every athlete will have the ability to use the substances. Sporting events are spectator events, meant to showcase the most athletic individuals in the world for the entertainment of the viewers. If there is a substance that is able to enhance the performance of an individual and therefore make the spectacle more impressive, and the athlete consents to using it after being educated on any possible ill side effects, then they should absolutely be allowed.
Debate Round No. 1
Johanna_silva

Con

Thank you for showing your point of view in a clear understandable way.

First of all, The main objective of sports is to provide better health or to keep it and I think the whole concept of doping is against that. And these athletes that participate in the olimpics or in big competitions are pretty much the representatives of sports. So if they start getting unhealthy and taking substances that aren't good for the body,it will not transmit a motivational image for the so called 'normal' people.

Another important point is that if everyone doped obviously the rich countries would have a greater advantage since they have more money and technology to develop innovative substances that will produce better and quicker effects. And that would destroy the whole meaning of competing as an athlete because it wouldn't be the one who trained the most and has the greatest mentality who would win but only the ones with the most efficient substances in their body. It wouldn't be a competition between humans but between puppets under the effects of drugs.

And finally, what about those countries like Ethiopia, Eritrea or Kenia? they have nothing, no economy, corruption, their people starve, but their moment to shine is competitons like the olympics where they completely wipe it out in the marathon or other long distance runs. And that gives those countries popularity and more attention from all parts of the world. Now if dopping would, in fact, be allowed to everyone, they would have no money or technology and innovation to create the same substances as developed and rich countries such as Russia or the USA.
And what about the athletes? Is there any glory or self realization when a medal is won, not by the self's effort but by some external input? Medals wouldn't mean a thing.

At the end, high competiton sports would only be another huge way of making profit and entertaining people.
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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Johanna_silva 7 months ago
Johanna_silva
its what some athletes do. Putting substances in your body that boosts your performance. but its illegal because its unfair towards who doesnt dope
Posted by Johanna_silva 7 months ago
Johanna_silva
its what some athletes do. Putting substances in your body that boosts your performance. but its illegal because its unfair towards who doesnt dope
Posted by PowerPikachu21 7 months ago
PowerPikachu21
What's doping?
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