• Question: If you were a top sportsman would you take drugs?

    Asked by billandbentheflowerpotmen to John on 22 Jun 2012.
    • Photo: John Perry

      John Perry answered on 22 Jun 2012:

      Absolutely not, for several reasons:

      1. Performance enhancing drugs are dangerous substances that have contributed to the early death of athletes.

      2. I love sport but the thing I love about it is the competitive element. I love challenging myself to achieve something so I don’t see the point in cheating. We intentionally add rules to make sport harder to make it more of a challenge – what would then be the point in taking the challenge away by cheating?

      3. I think that top sports stars have an obligation to protect the image of their sport.