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Why sports officials may choose not to fight performance-enhancing drugs

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Why sports officials may choose not to fight performance-enhancing drugs

Anglický název

Why sports officials may choose not to fight performance-enhancing drugs

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en

Originální abstrakt

In this article, we present further discussion provoking explanation, why the existing fight against doping in sport is not fully successful although widely presented in media. Our paper is based on economical arguments derived from discussions of practitioners due to lack of statistically valid data and their fundamental mathematical modeling. Hence, the maximization of a (two-variable) sports attendance demand function, depending on athletes’ performance and doping prevalence, may result in a positive optimal doping prevalence and explain the existing sport doping related situation. Given reasonable assumptions on relevant functional behavior, this result can be interpreted as an incentive for sports officials to allow (and even welcome) some doping. As a consequence, we conclude that one should not be surprised that doping exists and is widespread under the assumption of aggregated rational behavior that is common in economical research. Therefore, the needfor a global coordinated system of testing and sanctions decoupled from sport may be a necessary condition in order to meet these challenges and together with the proposed model should be the subject of further discussions.

Anglický abstrakt

In this article, we present further discussion provoking explanation, why the existing fight against doping in sport is not fully successful although widely presented in media. Our paper is based on economical arguments derived from discussions of practitioners due to lack of statistically valid data and their fundamental mathematical modeling. Hence, the maximization of a (two-variable) sports attendance demand function, depending on athletes’ performance and doping prevalence, may result in a positive optimal doping prevalence and explain the existing sport doping related situation. Given reasonable assumptions on relevant functional behavior, this result can be interpreted as an incentive for sports officials to allow (and even welcome) some doping. As a consequence, we conclude that one should not be surprised that doping exists and is widespread under the assumption of aggregated rational behavior that is common in economical research. Therefore, the needfor a global coordinated system of testing and sanctions decoupled from sport may be a necessary condition in order to meet these challenges and together with the proposed model should be the subject of further discussions.

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BibTex


@article{BUT124171,
  author="Kjetil Kare {Haugen} and Pavel {Popela}",
  title="Why sports officials may choose not to fight performance-enhancing drugs
",
  annote="In this article, we present further discussion provoking explanation, why the existing fight against doping in sport is not fully successful although widely presented in media. Our paper is based on economical  arguments  derived  from  discussions  of  practitioners  due  to  lack  of  statistically  valid data and their fundamental mathematical modeling. Hence, the maximization of a (two-variable) sports  attendance  demand  function,  depending  on  athletes’  performance  and  doping  prevalence, may  result  in  a  positive  optimal  doping  prevalence  and  explain  the  existing  sport  doping  related situation.  Given  reasonable  assumptions  on  relevant  functional  behavior,  this  result  can  be interpreted  as  an  incentive  for  sports  officials  to  allow  (and  even  welcome)  some  doping.  As  a consequence, we conclude that one should not be surprised that doping exists and is widespread under  the  assumption  of  aggregated  rational  behavior  that  is  common  in  economical  research. Therefore, the needfor a global coordinated system of testing and sanctions decoupled from sport may  be  a  necessary  condition  in  order  to  meet  these  challenges  and  together  with  the  proposed model should be the subject of further discussions.  

",
  address="University of Palermo",
  chapter="124171",
  doi="10.12863/ejssax3x2-2015x2",
  howpublished="online",
  institution="University of Palermo",
  number="2",
  volume="3",
  year="2015",
  month="november",
  pages="1--8",
  publisher="University of Palermo",
  type="journal article - other"
}