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should athletes who test positive
be banned from competing for life?

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for 1 of the relays in the 2004 olympics all participants were stripped of their gold medals because one of them was doped.

personally i think the ban should be for life.

when i say athlete, i mean any person who uses a drug to enhance themselves or their body. i don't class recreational drugs as such as cocain or green an aid.

mrmod

Vf has a point. But those who play to cheat need to realise that this is the Olympics. This is the cream of the crop, a competition running for a very long time of the highest prestige. If people don't take that seriously and are just willing to win by any means other than athletic they should be banned from playing in the Olympics forever.

I don't know much about the analysis results but presumably you can judge the difference if an athlete has taken steroids or just did marijuanna? That could termine a temporary ban or a permanent ban. Confused
i'd say,take whatever you want if that's what you want to do.you can always organise an olympics for clean people on the side,it'll be a small event.
(03-17-2010, 06:09 AM)velvetfog Wrote: [ -> ]I don't agree. I think doping bans of athletes should be subject to regular reviews.
If they have been clean for the last 3 - 6 months, they should be allowed to compete.

How would you feel, if you got banned for life, just because someone gave you a pill one day, and you took it?
if you were an athlete you should know better than to take pills that haven't been prescribed by a doctor. and if they enhance your performance the doctor would advise you and you can state that you're unfit to compete for x amount of weeks.

taking shit from a coach or trainer is stupid. first off they're not doctors, and second. of course they'll try and feed you steroids and crap. they want you to win at any cost. i think most athletes who get banned took the drugs knowing what they were doing.

@ sj.
athletics and other physical endeavors started out as sports for the purist. then cash and fame got involved. it fucked a lot of sports up.
and i think you're wrong. considering how many people get tested and the number of positives i'd say the majority are clean of drugs which enhance. (but i have no source)
what about football players?i never hear they get checked and look at all those rediculous injuries they're getting all the time,hamstring,metatarsel,i think it's all to do with steroids and growth hormones

mrmod

(03-19-2010, 11:40 AM)srijantje Wrote: [ -> ]what about football players?i never hear they get checked and look at all those rediculous injuries they're getting all the time,hamstring,metatarsel,i think it's all to do with steroids and growth hormones

True. Even Sport is corrupt now Sad.
(03-19-2010, 11:40 AM)srijantje Wrote: [ -> ]what about football players?i never hear they get checked and look at all those rediculous injuries they're getting all the time,hamstring,metatarsel,i think it's all to do with steroids and growth hormones
i agree, test the footballers. though i'd say their injuries ate physical as opposed to drug induced re steroids. if they were tested i think you'd find more cocaine in them that complex b Hysterical