What ethical issues are related to improving performance?

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Students learn to:

  • justify the reasons drugs are considered to be unethical and carry a range of risks for the athlete
  • argue issues related to drug testing such as:
    • at what level of competition should drug testing be introduced?
    • which drugs should be tested for?
    • what are the pros and cons of drug testing?
    • what should be the consequences of drug use?
  • describe how technology has been used to improve performance
  • argue ethical issues related to technology use in sport such as:
    • has technology gone too far?
    • has access to technology created unfair competition?

Extract from PDHPE Stage 6 Syllabus. © 2009 Board of Studies NSW.