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Doping rules are both enforced in a bigot way and eluded in a ridiculously easy way. Drugs that don't help physical performance, but possibly and not surely only the athlete's psyche, like cannabis, shouldn't be banned. Some respiratory stimulants should be allowed under control, not always to give an advantage, but, under strict medical control and declaring their use, in cases when the athlete could suffer a disadvantage if not using them, for example after some recent illness healed, but that is still leaving them with short breath.
Steroids should be banned, unless strictly necessary for some therapy in which they cannot be replaced.
In any case no penalty should be inflicted if the athletes were in good faith or if there are strong doubts about their bad faith, if they were forced (in that case the ban should be inflicted to anybody that forced them), and in every case in which the samples weren't treated and guarded with the maximum care, as although many athletes were guilty, there have been too many of them that were innocent and were framed, and striking the innocent to catch the culprit is inacceptable.



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Yes. it's an insult to what a sport is about. Pushing your natural physical and mental limits in a competition. Should we allow people who cheat at video games to continue playing online cheating other people out of their hard work? No. Ban them for life. As far as I am concerned no one has hit more than 61 home runs in a single season in the MLB. No one.



Athletes should be allowed to take any substances they want. That's really the only solution to this problem. It is their job to try and get an advantage over their competitors. So, they're going to always be pushing the bounds of when and what substances are allowed to take. Just let them all take whatever they want, and then it will all be fair competition.



i would simply suggest 2 "leagues" or "groups". doping and legit... this way they can inject whatever they want, and people can decide which group to follow.

i would start with biking.

if a legit sportsman is caught doping, he will be transferred in the other group for life.

easy, legal, fair.

 

people decide what they wanna watch live or on tv.



They should be permabanned IMO. Cheat once, you don't deserve to play again



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FIT_Gamer said:
Then there wouldn't be enough athletes to compete.

Well, there would just the people that don't want to take drugs, just times, distances and such alike might be less. 

SegataSanshiro said:
As far as I am concerned no one has hit more than 61 home runs in a single season in the MLB. No one.

That is a reference I had to look up. Guessing the 3 people above Roger Maris are all on the naughty side of things? Even with evidence, did they keep their scores?

MartinD said:

i would start with biking.

Some might argue, we already had that. :P



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VAMatt said:
Athletes should be allowed to take any substances they want. That's really the only solution to this problem. It is their job to try and get an advantage over their competitors. So, they're going to always be pushing the bounds of when and what substances are allowed to take. Just let them all take whatever they want, and then it will all be fair competition.

Then why stop at doping? Surely it would be much more efficient to use e-bikes for the Tour de France, platform shoes for high jumping and brass knuckels for boxing.



BraLoD said:
Actually doping should be fully accepted and have competitions/categories that fully allow it.
Let anyone do what they want to do with their bodies/health and don't want to be bound to fully explore their options if they are fully in agreement to be responsible for it and let them do it.

What about the competitions/categories that don`t allow it then? They`d almost certainly be the most financially lucrative still, so people would still try and cheat in those rather than compete in the doping allowed categories.



No since the lines between 'doping' and 'genetic enhancements' are going to blur in the future ...

Should just hold two different competitions, one for the pure and the other for cheaters ...



If you will alow doping the difference between countries and teams with money would be even greater than countries and teams without a budget to build a special doping lab. If you legalise all doping every USA and Russia sporter will have better doping than other countrie. As for biking Team Sky would be even more invincible with doping than without.



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