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masterchief12
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iwannaknow
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Drugs in sports

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iwannaknow
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/30/2013 Category: Sports
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 1,991 times Debate No: 31901
Debate Rounds (3)
Comments (3)
Votes (1)

 

masterchief12

Con

When people use drugs in sports, it is not only cheating, it is unhealthy for the user, an overdose results in death, and other problems.
Good luck to my opponent.
iwannaknow

Pro

I would like to begin by saying that this is a very interesting topic and that I wish you the best of luck in this debate.

with that being said, drugs should be allowed in sports because it is just another means of trying to get ahead. Over training can be unhealthy and result in death but that isn't being stopped. Simply think of it this way, every athlete (to my knowledge) wants to do the best that they can in their particular sporting event/ field so why shouldn't they be allowed to make their own choices as to how they get to where they want to be?
Debate Round No. 1
masterchief12

Con

All true, but if you go to http://www.mayoclinic.com..., you will see the risks of steroids and other drugs. Steroids can
1 make testicles shrink
2 enlarge breasts.
And many other side effects
iwannaknow

Pro

But, according to http://health.usnews.com... , other equally dangerous effects can occur. these side effects include, diminished appetite, fat gain, insomnia and a weakened immune system.
Debate Round No. 2
masterchief12

Con

Thank you for proving my point that drugs in sports are dangerous. Also, it can be dangerous to the people who don't take the drugs. For instance, in football, steroids can make you short of temper, and if someone who is on steroids is mad at you...you get my point.
iwannaknow

Pro

The side effects previously listed in round two were for over exercising. If you actually clicked on the link, you would have plainly seen that the article was about the ten signs of over exercising. Over exercising has many more effects than the standard cosmetic changes of steroids. And while steroids can give a person mood swings, so can being tired and with out appetite. Please, the next time someone gives you a link for reference, refer to it.But on another note, self improvement is not illegal. Plastic surgery can be dangerous but it is still allowed. Lipo suction is a self improvement method, but it too is not illegal. People choose freely (in most cases) to proceed with these methods knowing the risks of what they are doing. Why should we not give our athletes the same option?
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by BrooklynHaze 4 years ago
BrooklynHaze
Health is a bit irrelevant, the question is whether the sport allows enhancements of a third party or limited to talent and hard work only.
Posted by Kenneth_Stokes 4 years ago
Kenneth_Stokes
The debates are... weak.
Posted by iwannaknow 4 years ago
iwannaknow
I really did enjoy this debate and wish the best of luck to my opponent during the voting process
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Vote Placed by MattHarrison 4 years ago
MattHarrison
masterchief12iwannaknowTied
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro simply had a better argument. Con, if you made the argument that over-training would not help an athlete you would have beaten pro. Just restating your argument of its harmful isn't convincing enough.