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Debate: Lifetime ban of athletes using drugs in sports

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===Arguement 1=== ===Arguement 1===

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Should we Impose a lifetime ban on sports people caught using drugs?

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Background and Context of Debate:

This is about wheter atletes who use drugs illegally or to enhance their performance are doing something so bad that they should be given a lifetime ban.

Arguement 1

Yes

If the drugs are enhancing their performance, this is not fair. If in a major event, such as the Olympics, one of the eight competitors are on performance enhancing drugs, not only are they illegal, but they are cheating. If they win, It may be from the effect the drug(s) had on the person.

This is not fair for the other athletes and it shouldn't be allowed. To stop this, a lifetime ban would make the athletes fearful of using drugs and therefore if they were already using them, they would stop.

If this was introduced and the drug using atlete kept using drugs, they wouldn't be able to play again, a fair punishment and they wouldn't have the opportunity to cheat again.

No

They should get a second chance.

If we imposed this new proposal to give a lifetime ban to cheats, they would never get a second chance.

If someone was really good at a sport and they used drugs just once, they would probably get a ban and they would have learnt there lesson during this time. Then they could come back to the sport and play fairly. It's only fair to give people a second chance and an opportunity to learn from their mistakes.

Arguement 2

Yes

Drugs are illegal.

Athletes are role models. If they use drugs they are breaking the law and setting a bad example. Using illicit drugs are against the law and anyone who breaks this law should be punished severely.

No

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Arguement 3

Yes

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