Does the Ban on Drugs in Sport Improve Societal Welfare?

@article{Black1996DoesTB,
  title={Does the Ban on Drugs in Sport Improve Societal Welfare?},
  author={Terry Black},
  journal={International Review for the Sociology of Sport},
  year={1996},
  volume={31},
  pages={367 - 381}
}
  • Terry Black
  • Published 1 December 1996
  • Education
  • International Review for the Sociology of Sport
The two major justifications for the ban on the use of drugs in sport are: (1) to create fair contests and (2) to protect the health of athletes. This article analyses these claims and concludes that the ban rather than improving societal welfare by creating fair sporting contests, in fact results in contests being unfair relative to an unregulated market. In addition, it is argued that rather than improving societal welfare by protecting the health of athletes, the ban, by denying athletes… 
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