Everyone knows that in the sport of high competition, the demand to overcome others is enormous. Harder, or how much greater are the physical requirements of the sport in question, most likely there is that there are cases of doping. Doping or doping is defined as the administration of a substance in abnormal quantity or by an abnormal route to increase in an artificial and dishonest way the performance of the athlete in the competition. There are various methods of doping, and in this case science is always going one step ahead of the rules. In this way, products that do not are designed positive in existing controls to date, or that are not included in the lists of banned substances. One of the best-known is erythropoietin, known as EPO, which stimulates the creation of red blood cells, which increases physical performance, to get more oxygen to the muscles.
Improper use of this hormone has been detected too often in cycling, one of the sports most hard and demanding. At the time there was even some cyclists who suggested the possibility that, given that there would always be cases of doping, and some of them are difficult to detect (they have come to make blood autotransfusiones, and refers to gene doping), attempting to allow its widespread use, this way to equalize the conditions of the competition again. This possibility was discarded by the physical consequences that could arise from the same, since many of the products used are harmful to health, and in other cases the effects that may have in the medium term are unknown. In addition, moving large amounts of money around doping, and somehow it would legalize all this framework, while playing with the health of athletes. However, it is not this aspect of which wanted to talk now, but the parallelism between doping in the sport and what I have dubbed economic doping.