Drug Testing of Athletes – An Internal, not External, Matter
Matthew J. Mitten
In today’s society, the economic and intangible rewards for extraordinary athletic achievements and winning performances are substantial. Therefore, there is a significant incentive for athletes to maximize their onfield performance, which is the paramount objective of sports competition. Virtually all athletes use various artificial means to enhance their bodies’ natural performance while playing their respective sports. Some athletes even use and publicly advertise artificial substances such as erectile dysfunction drugs to enhance their off-field performance.