The Instigator
InVinoVeritas
Pro (for)
Winning
30 Points
The Contender
ManForGod
Con (against)
Losing
0 Points

Performance enhancing drugs should be allowed in professional sports

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InVinoVeritas
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/7/2012 Category: Sports
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (4)
Comments (2)
Votes (6)

 

InVinoVeritas

Pro

Just go by popular definitions.

First round is for acceptance.
Debate Round No. 1
InVinoVeritas

Pro

1. Athletes should be able to use whatever means they would like to improve their performance. If that includes steroids, then let them use it.

2. Steroids' risks are clear, and an athlete has a right to choose whether or not he would like to use them.

3. Steroid testing is not efficient, and new types of steroids are being released that often pass screenings.
ManForGod

Con

ManForGod forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
InVinoVeritas

Pro

Extend the argument.
ManForGod

Con

ManForGod forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
ManForGod

Con

1. Athletes should NOT be able to take whatever they want, it's not fair, Athletes should do there best by doing it naturally. there are some things in steroids that can make people sick.

2. Steroids do have a psychological effects on a person, its been proven by tests and any health website weather major or minor would tell you the same. "roid rage" has been proven to be true.

3. liver damage
kidney damage
increased blood pressure and cholesterol (risk for heart disease)
headache and stomach ache
severe facial and body acne
decreased joint flexibility

4.breast enlargement
shrunken testicles
lowered sperm count
increased sex drive
decreased sexual performance - difficulty getting and maintaining erections

these effects of steroids are true and could be permanent to the user.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by InVinoVeritas 4 years ago
InVinoVeritas
My BoP.
Posted by JorgeLucas 4 years ago
JorgeLucas
What are the rules for BOP here?
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Vote Placed by famer 4 years ago
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Vote Placed by GenesisCreation 4 years ago
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Vote Placed by RyuuKyuzo 4 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: FF + new arguments in the last round = you lose, con.
Vote Placed by wiploc 4 years ago
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Vote Placed by TrasguTravieso 4 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct - Con Forfeited Spelling and grammar - ... Convincing arguments - Pro's arguments (although I disagree with them) are well put. Con ignored pro's arguments and rushed out a list. There is no debate if you do not engage the opponent's views. That is simply a statement of opinion.
Vote Placed by Smithereens 4 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Forfeit