30 Oct '13, 7am

doping

Should doping be legalized? A tired debate renewed Last week in the British Medical Journal, a “Head to Head” was published between two opposing viewpoints around the question of legal doping in sport. The protagonists were Julian Savelescu, a philosopher from Oxford, who pops up with about the same frequency as a leap year to raise pretty much the same points arguing that doping should be legal, and Leon Cready and Anna Vondy, who took the opposing view. This is not a new debate at all. We’ve discussed it many times, and earlier this year, I was involved in a radio debate with a local philospher, Jacques Rousseau, on the same question. That was a very constructive discussion, actually, leading to something of a ‘compromise’ (gasp, what is that?), which I’ll end off with below. First, some brief thoughts on the legalization issue – I’m somewhat snowed under with work this ...

Full article: http://www.sportsscientists.com/2013/10/should-doping-be-...

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