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Drug Testing in Athletics

Jin Kim, Stephanie Hodge, Kimberly Botson


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Take out a scrap of paper and write 3 words that come to mind when you think about DRUG TESTING IN PROFESSIONAL/OLYMPIC ATHLETICS


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History of Drug Use in Sports

  • Ancient civilizations

  • 19th Century

  • WWII

  • Post-WWII

    • Olympics

    • Professional Athletics


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Drug use in pro sports


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What is the issue?

  • why drugs damage sports?

  • Fans

  • Competitors

  • Sponsors


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Types of Drugs and Their Effects

  • Three main categories

    • Therapeutic Drugs

    • Performance Enhancing Drugs

      • Growth Enhancers

      • Anabolic Steroids

      • Blood doping

      • Erythropoietin (EPO)

    • Typical Drug Misuse


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Current Situation of Testing


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Benefits of Drug Use

  • Enhances performance

  • Drugs are ever-changing making them hard to detect in testing

  • Increases chances of winning and better performance

  • Many excuses for athletes to use if caught


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Cons of Drug Use

http://video.google.com/videosearch?hl=en&q=steroid%20freak&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wv


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VS.

  • Sameness

  • More violent sports = More drug uses

  • Difference

  • Olympic games

  • weightlifting, cycling and track and field sports

  • Ergogenic (Strychnine , amphetamine, and anabolic steroids )

  • Short term

  • Pro sports

  • UFC, Pride fighting, football, baseball

  • anabolic steroid ,cocaine

  • Long term


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Alternate View

  • Drug use is widespread

  • End punitive testing

  • Provide athletes with education

  • Place use under medical supervision


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Social Aspects

  • What Americans think

    • Non-athletes drug use

    • Adolescent drug use

  • President: “Get rid of steroids now”

  • Doctors roles


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Key Ethical Issues Pertaining to Drug Testing in Sports

Key Ethical Issues Pertaining to Drug Testing in Sports

  • Invasion of Privacy (main focus)

  • Cheating

  • Safety

  • Sport System Efficiency

  • Universal Trust


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Kant’s Theory

  • Invasion of Privacy

    -fails Kant’s Categorical Imperative

  • Cheating

    • Fails Kant’s Categorical Imperative


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Utilitarianism


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Virtue Ethics


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Conclusion


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Questions?

  • Do you think using performance enhancing drugs in athletics can be considered cheating?


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Resources

  • http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/pubs/brochures/steriods/professionals/index.html

  • http://www.alcoholmedicalscholars.org/athletes-out.htm

  • http://www.humankinetics.com/PRODUCTS/SHOWPRODUCT.com

  • http://www.collegesportsschlarships.com/steroids-athletic-competition.com

  • http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/544378.com

  • http://www.blues.uab.es/olympic.studies/doping/parry.htm

  • http://www.cartoonstock.com/newscartoons/directory/d/drug_testing.com

  • http://espn.go.com/gen/news/2004/0120/1714001.html

  • http://dwb.unl.edu/Teacher/NSF/C10/C10Links/www.tcada.state.tx.us.com

  • http://sportssci.org/encyc/anabster.html

  • http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/news/story?id=1936592.com

  • http://www.alternet.org/drugreporter/12453.com

  • http://www.greatdreams.com/olympdrg.htm

  • http://www.project-syndicate.org/print_commentary/murrayl/English.com

  • http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9B01ED7113CF935A25751C1A96559C.com

  • Mallory, D.C., and Dwight H. Zakus. "Ethics of Drug Testing in Sport- An Invasion of Privacy Justified?." Sport, Education, and Society 7(2002): 203-218.


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