The Enhanced Games: Fair or Unfair?

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The topic I am going to focus on today is the Enhanced Games. The Enhanced Games have been proposed by the billionaire Peter Thiel. Since his proposal, there has been an argument over whether the Enhanced Games would be fair or not. Most people are unsure if it is good to have a competition that is performance-enhancing drugs friendly, to the athletes or to the competition. The argument is this: Are performance-enhancing drugs good for the games or not?

On one hand, there are concerns about the athletes’ health and safety. There are a lot of people around the world that have allergies. Some of them might be athletes. What if there is something that some athletes are allergic to in the drugs? The only way to solve this problem is to find a way to maybe make a kind of remedy to help the athletes. The thing that might make this difficult is that the scientists do not know how to do it and finding a way to do it takes a long time.

On the other hand, the Enhanced Games might be a good thing because it will help scientists see how the drugs affected athletes and it also helps scientists to develop more things to help us in our daily lives. The performance-enhancing drugs can also help disabled people to try something new because they are not like normal people so the disabled will not have a chance to do something normal people can do like running.

If we are watching the Enhanced Games on the television, it could be like watching real-life superheroes and people might like the feeling seeing people running quick, jumping high and all the other things.

In my opinion, I think the Enhanced Games are not as fair as some people believe because I think sports are about training hard and working together with your teammates. If a lot of people turned to performance-enhancing drugs, I think sports competitions kind of lose their value as people would be cheating by using the performance-enhancing drugs. I think it would also be unfair to athletes who wanted to compete without the drugs because taking the drugs is the athletes’ decision. The athletes that decided not to take the drug might feel left out of the game if it did become a thing in the future.