Last updated on: 12/31/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Institute of Sociological Research Biography

Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
Reasoning:

“[T]here is a clear difference between steroids which gets you stronger and human growth hormone HGH which heals you. MLB needs to think about what [they’re] banning and take in consideration the health of [their] players. This can go out to all of the leagues in the professional sports business, especially high paid contact sports like football and hockey. HGH… can increase your recovery overall and… recovery speed. Star players who generate money and ticket stands… can get injured quickly. Human growth hormone is… highly recommendable if prescribed by a professional. Also… it can increase the muscle tissue and even make [muscles] stronger then before… Its positive effects can easily out weigh its side effects. In sports, it can be used to create a safe environment for contacts and injury extensions. If taken into consideration it can… extend careers in every sport.”

“Why Is HGH Illegal in Sports,” www.ispr.org (accessed Dec. 22, 2008)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“We are far from an idea, that engagement of press and certain journalists reduces an actuality and emotionality of some events and facts highlighted by them. On the contrary, we consider that it is the combination of independent professional analysis of our articles and other materials accompanied with an opportunity to be informed with the point of view expressed in press, that will give our readers the most complete understanding of [the] real situation in [our] country.

[T]his site compensate[s] to some extent [for] a deficit of conceptual approach to external manifestations of political and economical life, which are being discussed quite sharply in [the] press, radio and television nowadays. Another feature of our site is the independent character of expert’s opinions. At last, in the section ‘Our projects’ you will be provided with information concerning practical [endeavors] that authors undertake in the field of radical reforms connected with place and role of [the] Russian-speaking community in all aspects of life in Israel.”

www.ispr.org (accessed Dec. 22, 2008)

Mission:

“[T]o briefly and clearly inform all visitors about important political and economical realities of Israel life.”

www.ispr.org (accessed Dec. 22, 2008)

Other:
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Quoted in:
  1. Should Human Growth Hormone (HGH) Use Be Accepted in Sports?