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Should the Teammates of Athletes Who Are Found Guilty of Using Performance Enhancing Drugs in the Olympics Also Return Their Medals?

  • Yes, if it is a team competition.

    Yes, the teammates of athletes who are found guilty of using performance enhancing drugs in the olympics should return their medals, if the medals were won as part of the team competition. It is unfair to the athletes who did not cheat, if teams that cheated keep their medals. Making teammates give up medals also makes athletes think twice before cheating.

  • Tragic but true, there can be only one winner

    Teammates of athletes who are found guilty of using performance enhancing drugs in the Olympics need to return their medals regardless of whether they were aware of the abuse by their guilty members or not. The win was aided with the help of illegal drugs and the medals are not deserved. It is not fair, but neither is denying the team that should have won, and it is not fair to ask that team to share the victory with a team that cheated.

  • No they shouldn't.

    The teammates of Athletes that have been found guilty of using performance enhancing drugs in the Olympics should not be forced to return their medals. They worked hard to get where they are and did not take drugs to get there. They should not be punished for what a teammate did!

  • Sins of the One Don't Negate Accomplishments of the Others

    Teammates of athletes found guilty of using PEDs shouldn't be punished. Sometimes, there are rogue athletes who do things without the knowledge of their fellows. Punishing one person doesn't negate what the team accomplished as a whole. The sins of the one doesn't outweigh the gains of the few or the many.

  • The teammates of athletes who are found guilty of using performance enhancing drugs in the Olympics should not return their medals.

    The team mates of athletes who are found guilty of using performance enhancing drugs in the Olympics should not return their medals. We should not be punishing the team for the actions of one or more of their fellow team mates. This is wrong in my opinion and I think they should be allowed to keep what they earned.

  • Each person is responsible

    Another person should not be held accountable for another person if they were not involved. Involved is including the fact if they knew or not. If they did not know then I don't think they should have to give their medals back. How is that fair to that person to do so?

  • These athletes should not be penalized for the actions of their teammates.

    The team mates of athletes who have been found to use performance enhancing drugs should not be penalized for their team mates actions. However, this should be decided by due process, in the event that they were aware of these illegal actions then I believe their medals should be returned as well.


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