• Question: Is a potential negative impact on the atheletes health is a valid reason to ban performance drugs in sports?

    Asked by tlawrie to Jemma, John, Katie, Lisa on 22 Jun 2012.
    • Photo: Jemma Ransom

      Jemma Ransom answered on 22 Jun 2012:

      Hi @tlawrie,

      I think I would be more concerned about the athletes who don’t take performance enhancing drugs having to compete against athletes that have. That is fundamentally unfair to athletes who are not drug cheats. For me, the almost certain negative impact on the athletes health of drug cheats is a secondary concern to the fairness of sport.