Winning at all cost

I write in respect of your article in Monday, 31 July, on the matter of athletes taking performance-enhancing drugs.

Your article stated that athletes are encouraged to cheat.

When athletes are given these drugs, cheating is the farthest thing from their minds; they do not see it as cheating.

Outperforming their fellow athlete is the goal, whatever it takes.

What has happened in the world of sports is that winning is everything.

It is disappointing and very sad that no one seems to take up sports for the love of it anymore.

And gone are the days when training, aka hard work, and eating right got them into the winners circle or on the podium.

There is nothing wrong with winning but at what cost and is it worth the disgrace when the performance had help.

Mrs. ME Thompson

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