The World Anti Doping Agency

1446 Words Jun 30th, 2016 6 Pages
With the 2016 Summer Olympics just around the corner our media is capturing both positive accomplishments and negative behavior about the potential Olympic athletes and telling us everything we didn’t want to know. Doping is always a highlighted issue and we in America are familiar with it in our high profile sports culture such as NFL, NBA, and MLB but it is not just in our homeland culture. It has been internationally affecting the Olympics since its inception in 776-393BC and modern day resurrection in Athens, Greece in 1896. The Olympic Committee established a doping committee for regulation, the WADA, the world anti-doping agency, with the increase of enhancement drug use by the athletes. The World Anti-Doping Agency 's (WADA) mission is to lead a collaborative worldwide campaign for a doping-free sport.(list) Is the answer for athletes to “just say no” or should we really be looking beyond the drug. The Olympic motto of “Faster, Higher, Stronger” may have added new meaning to it with “at all costs, just do it”. If we look at our own American culture, “War on Drugs”, starting under Richard Nixon in 1971, we have not seen great strides in this being the cure. I believe this issue is rooted not just in testing but in the basic human value of individuals from any country, culture, or gender. To have a governing board to seek out and banish the drug-using athletes is not going to decrease numbers in hopes of upholding the foundation of this Olympic Athletic culture that…
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