The shocking revelation of performance enhancing drug use by star athletes has been a repeating occurrence in the world of professional athletics. Most recently, the discovery that American sprinter, Tyson Gay and his Jamaican rival, Asafa Powell, used performance enhancement drugs (PEDs) has raised questions about the efficacy of organizations such as the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) in enforcing clean athletic competition. The frequency of such discoveries, the seeming incapability of officials in catching drug-users before major sporting events, as well as concerns over doping becoming an accepted practice in sports has led some to consider a radical change: the legalization of PEDs.

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