The Ethics Blog

A blog from the Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics (CRB)

Tag: doping

What does responsibility mean within a widespread doping culture?

We tend to hold individual athletes responsible for doping behavior. This makes it tempting to assume that if we are to fight doping in sports, we need to more efficiently identify these individuals and impose sanctions on them. But what if doping is a phenomenon with many ramifications? What if doping isn’t invented by individual […]

Athletes’ feeling that doping is okay is socially created

Doping is often discussed as the individual athlete’s own decision. The athlete wants to win and strategically chooses to take drugs to reach the goal. When the cyclist Lance Armstrong recently confessed that he used performance enhancing drugs while he won Tour de France seven times, he personally took responsibility for his actions and presented […]

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