Olympic Drug Testing For International Athletes Essay

1020 Words May 17th, 2016 5 Pages
Olympic drug testing in international athletes is a huge topic on todays Olympic games. A lot of opinions are shared and a lot of problems are to be dealt with. Performance enhancing drugs should be legal to provide better and faster healing, but anti-doping efforts should be betterly enforced for fairness of competitions and legitimacy of gold medal winnings.
With the various arguments against doping or with doping, you can 't deny the fact that there are many perils of using performance enhancing substances and many consequences in the Olympic games if caught doping, Such as being suspended for 2 years, then banned for life if there is multiple offenses. “Canada 's second-ranked sprinter, Cheryl Thibedeau, received a lifetime suspension--which she has appealed--after tests in June showed that she had used two anabolic steroids, stanozolol and nandrolone.” (wood 48). There has been many occasions in which athletes have been banned for life for these offenses.
There are also many different side effects of doping, including many changes to the body, some good, but most are very unhealthy and will become increasingly worse over time and drug abuse. Depending on the gender and body type of the athlete, symptoms will vary “ Males risk acne, balding, shrunken testicles and the development of female-type breasts as well as sudden and violent so-called 'roid rages. Women, in addition to developing male characteristics, including the irreversible enlargement of the clitoris, risk…

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