Sports activities at any level and especially at the professional and international level are more than just entertainment. Competition is at the heart of these actions, be it in the form of a competitive struggle between teams of athletes or the achievement of an individual record or training norm. That is why doping, that is, the use of drugs that unnaturally improve the performance of athletes, is prohibited in professional sports. As for the drugs that do not improve performance, they also require control.
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Firstly, the problem of recreational drug use for the athlete is still the principle of fair play, which implies that all athletes are in a healthy state of mind and body. An athlete who additionally influences his body and mind with drugs does not improve his performance, therefore he does not cheat in the literal sense of the word. However, for some athletes, the drug may act differently from most, providing stimulating effects. Therefore, any drug, even not specifically designed to stimulate performance, should be detected in athletes.
Secondly, athletes should, in principle, avoid even recreational drug use due to the destructive effect on motivation. The desire for victory largely depends on the psychological attitudes of a person, and this motivation can be undermined by drug use. Finally, the responsibility of athletes for drug use is in essence a responsibility for the moral character of the sport they represent. In the state of a public scandal in which any drugs from recreational to doping are involved, this can have a catastrophic effect on the reputation of not only athletes but also clubs or entire countries that they represent. For a number of the above reasons, athletes should be tested for any types of drugs and also attend psychological pieces of training where they will have preventive conversations with them.