Ethical Aspects of Doping and Health Protection

Mirela Vasilescu, Giuseppe Madonna, Filomena Mazzeo


Sports activity has entered the age of science. It is no longer limited to applying and passing on the knowledge and methods that prove to be effective but seeks within itself the rules and tools for its own evolution. The purpose of sport are all crossed by the ethical problem. Therefore, sport helps the child to enter an environment different from the family and school environment, but equally important as it is relevant for his education as an individual and as a social subject. The sporting environment, therefore, represents a particular social system, where the child is part of the group through an experience that turns out to take on an educational value at any age. Today, one of the most significant pressure to sport is the use of performance enhancing drugs and methods. In Paralympics games doping methods is commonly called “boosting”. Doping, always, erodes sport’s core values, including fair play and sportspersonship. In order to avert doping, education on ethical decision, multi-tiered educational programs can to protect sport for future generations. The ethical foundation for anti-doping is the protection of the athlete’s health. It is reasoned that anti-doping control is necessary to prevent damage from doping. The essence of sports includes ethics, fair play and honesty. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the main elements of ethical arguments on Anti-Doping practices and policies as help to protecting the education and athlete’s health.


Sport; Education; Doping; Ethical Aspects; WADA.

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