casual obsever wrote:
None of these were the questions I asked -- what is the ethical issue for athletes to take a substance that is not banned by WADA and not considered by WADA to be performance enhancing.
Classic downplaying. You are obfuscating again. They did more than just "take a substance that is not banned"; they went out of their way to fly to a special corrupt doctor (who got later banned for tampering, among other anti-doping rule violations) to get hormone treatment, despite being healthy, just to be able to run faster. The fact that these athletes prefer to not talk about it speaks for itself, no matter how much you imply that there is nothing to see here.
Athletes fly to see doctors all the time.
My question wasn't about the doctor.
If it were another unbanned doctor, and an unbanned coach, is it still unethical? Why?
You say "just to be able to run faster" -- that has already been debunked by WADA.