WHY DO PEOPLE CHEAT?
Most athletes know that doping is cheating, however, some still take the risk.
Sometimes prizes, money or fame can cause people to make bad decisions. They are told that doping might give them a boost, provide a shortcut to long years of training or help them win. And they are prepared to risk their sporting careers and their health - they are prepared to win at all cost!
Others feel pressure from coaches, parents or themselves to be the best. They see doping as a way to meet these expectations.
Some athletes use drugs to overcome an injury. Trainers or coaches might say that drugs can make you forget about the pain or may help speed up recovery, but they often do not mention the health risks and that doping is cheating.
Whatever the reason, there is no excuse for doping.Back to top