BA541Case21 - BA 541 Business Ethics Lesson #10 Assignment...

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BA 541 Business Ethics Lesson #10 Assignment #6 Read Case #21, "Olympic Athlete Drug Testing: Creating an Anti-Doping Culture and Fair Competition," on pages 476-481 of Business Ethics: A Stakeholder and Issues Management Approach (4th Edition). Consider and respond to the following questions. 1. What are the ethical issues associated with the use of performance-enhancing drugs? Ethically, there are several issues raised in the performance-enhancing drug controversy. Firstly, there is the case where a drug-user has an unfair advantage over a competitor who does not use performance-enhancing drugs, The question becomes then if this is cheating, as in taking credit for work and accomplishments that are not entirely one’s own. Clearly, the athlete who uses banned substances is willing to put his or her health at risk in order to win a title. While elite athletes are dedicated individuals, their vision may be cloudy as to how these substances may permanently affect their health. Are they capable or willing to comprehend the consequences of these chemicals? This brings us to the next issue: the source of the drugs. Should a physician, trainer or coach provide these substances to an athlete when they know that they can cause them harm? Are the athletes always told what supplements they are taking? There have been stories of members of the East German swim team who were given hormones unbeknownst to them, and several of them were unable to bear children as a result. The
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This note was uploaded on 05/09/2011 for the course BA 541 taught by Professor Leiter during the Spring '11 term at Andrew Jackson.

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BA541Case21 - BA 541 Business Ethics Lesson #10 Assignment...

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