Newspeak: "Attempt"

Purposely engaging in conduct that constitutes a substantial step in a course of conduct planned to culminate in the commission of an anti-doping rule violation. Provided, however, there shall be no anti-doping rule violation based solely on an attempt to commit a violation if the person renunciates the attempt prior to it being discovered by a third party not involved in the attempt.

Internalize the gaze before someone else sees you. And yes, in medieval religious tones, they did use the word "renunciate".

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  1. David Allison says:

    When anti-doping agencies go through so many extreme measures to attempt to stop the usage of performance enhancing substances in sport, it makes little sense that they would not consider this a violation. Just because an individual is lucky enough that they stopped using some form of doping method before they were caught does not make it ok. It is clear that there was still an attempt to cheat and as such, it should be handled in the same manner as all other doping rule violations.

  2. Melissa Black says:

    I find this blog very interesting as the consequences of doping are not often examined when the individual(s) involved are only attempting to commit a violation. Often when we hear about doping we only consider those who have actually committed the violation, and those who have attempted it are excluded. This excerpt really made me consider whether or not one should be punished when an attempt is made to commit a violation should someone who attempts to commit a crime be punished the same as someone who actually commits a crime? Also, does it make a difference if the individual admits to his/her attempt to use doping as a strategy of gaining an advantage over an opponent? I believe that those who attempt to commit a violation are almost as guilty as those who have actually committed it. I think they should be punished, but not to the extent as those who have actually committed the violation. If one has not yet committed a violation, but were caught attempting to commit it should be punished in that maybe they are only suspended from the sport rather than kicked out for good. If they have voluntarily admitted to their attempt to commit a violation, I believe that they have realized that they are about to do something wrong, and feel regret for what they are doing. I believe they are seeking help, and should not be kicked out of the sport, rather have some other sort of punishment that encourages the individual to stay away from doping.