Say No to Doping!

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Doping in sports has been one of the most discussed issues by the world; either by the free writers or the body of agencies related with sports. The discussion about this kind of issue has started long time ago but it became more controversial and intense when Lance Armstrong, who won the 2002 Tour de France by leaving his nearest rival 7 seconds behind, failed the drug test (Cashmore) . Ellis Cashmore, a professor of culture, media, and sports at Staffordshire University in the United Kingdom, through his article, “Making Sense of Sports” , came up with an argument that drug should be allowed in sports. In the article, he effectively countered the argument of some people out there that taking drug will lead to the unfair competition. As we are from the generation who are never bored of seeking the best in human ability, the usage of drug is crucial in order to boost the performance of the athlete. The prohibition of drug usage in sports surely will affect the athletes’ performances and next lead to the turning off by the fans and this is surely a thing needs to be taken into account (Cashmore) . I, myself, agree with Ellis Cashmore that drug should be allowed in sports and I will explain my argument in terms of the misconception about drug, the role of drug in promising competitive sports, and the function of drug in maintaining athletes’ health. First, in order to change the entire rule of sports by allowing the presence of drug in sports, the misconception about
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