•Man in the foreground wearing a jacket with anti doping inscription •Caption ....
What is meant by “Whatever it takes to stay in the Game?” •Give your best to stay in the game, competition
This sentence has various meanings:
•train a lot
•when you are injured take tablets
Why would you want to stay in the game?
•willing to make a lot of money
•be able to afford everything
•build up reputation
•sponsor, good future for family
Several cases of doping in different sports (Armstrong, Mutu, Culpepper)
Why would you dope?
•Professional athletes are under a lot of pressure to be competitive (media, sponsors, managers, etc.) •what they only care is money
•most of the athletes have short careers -> less time to achieve best performance (peak level of their career) (Ronaldinho + Marktwert) •with some doping they improve their performance
Types of doping drugs:
1 Stimulants, such as amphetamines,
2 anabolic steroids, such as nandrolone,
3 diuretics, to help lower body weight,
4 blood doping agents, such as EPO.
Example from other sports
•From previous research: quote Armstrong: do everything possible, ... •winning at all costs
•Armstrong was 2 years ahead
•as a result -> he won 7 tour de France in a row
•maybe unfair but he was not the only one.
•Lance Armstrong Foundation for cancer support
•took sibutramine , weight loss drug
•9 month ban
•had to loose weight to get back to good fitness level
•soccer doping is not acceptable
•risks like a business ( win or loose situation)
•drug use is a risk, when you don’t get caught you get famous. •when you get caught you loose only your reputation
•the fame and money remains