Performance Enhancing Drugs

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Performance Enhancing Drugs
Why performers take Performance Enhancing Drugs?
Physical reasons ­ Improve endurance, muscle size
Social reasons ­ Pressure to win
Psychological reasons ­ Increase aggression, calm down, Stimulation
Why performers shouldn't take Performance Enhancing drugs?
Against the law of the land and of the sport
Moral reasons ­ cheating
Role Modelling
Health reasons
What is being done and what can be done to prevent performers from taking
performance enhancing drugs?
Stricter punishments
Educating young athletes
Consistency of bans
More strict testing procedure
Out of season testing


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