Some may also argue to the fact that if the physical demand and consistency of your body to perform longer and harder at the peak of performance is required in sports such as cycling, why isn’t drugs that allow you to do that such as EPO allowed into the sport? If world famous cycling brands such as GT and SUGOi who are creating wind resistant body suits and helmets and aero dynamic wheels, how is using EPO or more importantly, how is the advantages of EPO any different from those inventions? (Annonymous, 2013) In oppose to going against the fact that athletes who aren’t using drugs such as EPO having a disadvantage, there are also legalised codes declared by Associations such as the World Anti-Doping Agency (Ruskin, 2009). They believe that any performance enhancing drug such as Erythropoietin is illegal, if it violates the spirit of the sport and potential health risks (Mike, 2012). Critics say that if the performance enhancing drugs were legal and easily accessible to athletes then there would be no cheating in the sport (Annonymous, 2013). Regardless of each athlete’s socio-economic status, education, knowledge and genetics, there would be equality within that sport.
In addition, the idea that everyone would have the same competitive drive in sport is without a doubt false (Annonymous, 2013). Athletes who come from well developed countries have that access to doctors, dieticians, therapists, funding and Sports Institutes. In comparison to those athletes who come from a not so advantaged country/environment may be lacking the proper funding, education and access (Ruskin, 2009). This results in those privileged athletes to have a huge advantage over those from poorer environments (Ruskin, 2009). Receiving better results and achieving goals, but is it ethically right? That depends on the type of person and how them as an individual perceive and