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957 - Doping in Sports

December 20th, 2013

Episode 20 of 489 episodes

Nowadays, when professional athletes perform very well, people think they’re using drugs to help them. Learn all about it in this episode. Slow dialog: 1:12 Explanations: 3:08 Fast dialog: 18:08 Mia: This is ridiculous! They’re going to suspend Eric Rodrigo for doping. Alex: From what I’ve read, he failed his random drug test and they found performance-enhancing drugs in his system. Mia: But he’s one of the best players on the team. Without him, we won’t have a chance to get to the playoffs. Alex: He should have thought of that before he decided to cheat. I’m surprised they’re only suspending him for a few games. Last year, a player on another team was banned for life from the sport and stripped of his championship titles. Mia: In my opinion, they completely overreacted and one of the best players in the game is off the field forever. Alex: You don’t think that people who use steroids and other banned substances should be punished? Mia: Not when the fans are the ones who really pay the price. Alex: So you’re in favor of allowing performance-enhancing drugs in sports? Mia: Sure, why not? If everybody is doping, it levels the playing field. Alex: I am really glad you’re not the commissioner! Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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