I was just reading about Michael Phelps, and thinking about how our society deals with drug use in sports. I really don't get it that athletes get tested for drugs that aren't performance enhancing. I am really against anything that will improve their strength, speed, quickness, etc... But who cares if the guy/girl is doing a drug that hurts them?
I remember a snowboarder (but forget his name) who was stripped of an Olympic medal because he tested positive for Marijuana. What could that have helped him do? If anything he was worse off doing it. I don't mean to sound crass, and I also don't mean that no one should "care." I am speaking about fair competition.
Obviously if the athlete is a proffessional, the organization that is spending millions on him/her has a right to test for whatever they want. But in the case of sports that people don't make money to play, why do we care if they abuse drugs? They are really just hurting their own chances of success, and frankly what they do to themselves is none of our buisness.