- peter lindsay
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Debate: We need to clearly define performance enhancing in sport.
Drug use in sport is obviously a problem but I think the latest revelations regarding Lance Armstrong set a dangerous precedent. Is it OK to convict some one of a crime based on eyewitness reports when there is no material evidence that a crime has been committed? Does this mean I can lose my license, even though I passed a roadside breath analysis, if some one tells the police they saw me drinking?
We can only rely on objective testing. What exactly is performance enhancing? In the past there have been times when the use of amphetamine was acceptable and there have been times when training was considered cheating. Where do you draw the line between food, dietry supplements and performance enhancement? After all, if I'm paying someone millions of dollars to play a sport for me I want them to do everything in their power to win.