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Chaos88
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players found guilty of using PED's should have their records and accomplishments stripped

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Started: 10/24/2012 Category: Sports
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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shuffledybot

Pro

Players that are convicted of using Performance Enhancing Drugs (or PED's) should have their records, accomplishments, and titles (if in a single player sport) stripped from them.
The use of PED's is cheating. The most recent case about this has been Lance Armstrong. Mr. Armstrong was found guilty of using a PED and was stripped of all of his Tour de France victories. This was rightfully done because, if he had not used them, then maybe someone else could've won.
The use of PED's has become an infamous problem in sports and it shouldn't go without real consequences.
Chaos88

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I accept this debate.

I would like to point out that the use of PED's does not guarantee a win. One still has to train and work out to become good at their sport.
Using Lance Armstrong, do we know for a fact that 2nd place wasn't cheating? Third? Is everyone tested, or only the winner? Assuming only Armstrong was cheating, it is amazing that he only managed to win in 2003, in the middle of his streak, by a mere 61 seconds, and came in third in 2009 over five minutes behind first place, and over a minute behind second. "Juicing" does not mean you will win.
http://www.bikeraceinfo.com...

Even if PED's are expressly forbidden in sports (the governing body outlaws them), why should cheating in this capacity result in sanctions, but not others? Taking a football player out of the game with a late hit might be cheating, but does it result in the team losing the game? No, it results in a fine.

Why is it if I use a drug to promote muscle growth (steroids), which only has the desired effect if I put in effort, illegal, but other items that promote performance enhancing (like Gatorade) are allowed? If one team uses Gatorade, and another uses an untested electrolyte replenisher, is one cheating? Did the Gators retroactively lose the Orange Bowl in 1966, because they had Gatorade (a secret formula the school invented the year before) and the other team didn't?
http://www.gatorade.com...
Debate Round No. 1
shuffledybot

Pro

The argument is whether or not a person should have their wins taken away. Im not saying that every person that does use a PED wins. thats not necessarily the case, what im saying is, that if they win, they didnt deserve to win. Like when playing a board game as a kid, you always yelled at the cheater. whether they won or not they either got kicked out of the game and/or banned from playing it again. Sports are becoming corrupt because of performance enhancing drugs and cheaters should not be rewarded if they win, if they lose they still deserve some type of punishment.
Chaos88

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Chaos88 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
shuffledybot

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Im not sure if my opponent did not post an argument due to inclement weather or some other reason. I hope all is well.

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Chaos88

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