Inspiration or rebuke?
Paralympians are being hailed as inspirational. This doesn't please everyone.
Athletes seek to gain competitive advantages in lots of different ways and many of these are not banned.
Doping simply gives athletes an advantage that can be compared to other forms of training regimes. So why the moral outrage?
There’s little justification for a blanket ban; all Russian Olympic athletes did not collectively commit a wrong.
The IOC will allow Russian athletes to compete in Rio 2016 if they've been cleared by their respective international sporting federation of doping. Should other countries pull out of the games?
Do PEDs make athletes less human?
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As technology becomes fully integrated into our everyday lives, we may see athletes as the last vestiges of our humanity.
The scandal of systematic doping orchestrated by Russian government agencies and the Russian anti-doping body (RUSADA), involving the disposal of thousands of biological samples or their replacement with…
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Only a better understanding of what drives doping can improve enforcement. To do so, we must break with the perception of doping as an individual or moral problem.
It’s grossly unfair to hold Russian athletes responsible for the mistakes of regulatory authorities.
The International Olympic Committee will allow Russians wanting to compete in the Rio 2016 Olympics the chance to do so if they can prove they're clean to their sports federation.