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Old 07-30-2007, 07:47 AM   #10
Tom Rawls
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Based on what I've read, steroids and other performance enhancing drugs like EPO, confer a benefit.

So if steroids and the like were legal, those who used them would have an advantage over those who didn't. Legalizing steroids would have the effect of making them almost essential if you wished to be an elite athlete.

Steroid use can be expensive. One recent report said Jan Ullrich, the German cyclist, spent approx 50,000 euros on his sophisticated drug regimen. Some time back a writer for Outside (I think) undertook a drug regime, and that was less expensive, but still approx $10k, as I recall. Allowing performance-enhancing drugs would give an advantage to those who are wealthy and already successful.

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