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Legalise all drugs in sport – Alberto Contador was just unlucky

by | 7th, February 2012

ALBERTO Contador has been banned from sport for two years for doping. Contador has been stripped of his 2010 Tour de France win for steroid use. Julian Savulescu gets real:

If cycling is not to completely lose it’s spectacle and credibility, it is time to be realistic and relax the ban on doping. Safe doping – like blood doping up to a level where 50% of the blood is red blood cells – could be permitted. The substances that modern cyclists take are safe enough compared to the risks of professional sport. We should focus on monitoring athletes’ health rather than losing a war on doping.

Assume they are all cheating and legalise the drugs. You want a level playing field..?

Spotter: Zack Beauchamp



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