I simply can't see how taking so called "Recreational" drugs can be in any way justified. For once, UK athletics have this spot on. Whilst these drugs probably inhibit rather than improve a competitors performance, it's still wrong.
Lord Coe disagrees and wants to keep the existing rules.One of the points is that top athletes are role models, and should set an example by not taking any drugs neither performance enhancing nor illegal recreational drugs. I suppose legal non enhancing agents are a grey area.
The whole point about sport is how it puts one person (or a group of people) against another in a true test of physical and mental ability. In theory everyone starts from the same beginning on a journey of personal achievement.
That some will consistently do better than others is down to innate ability, a sense of commitment and self discipline, and a huge amount of hard work.
Taking any form of performance-enhancing drug is cheating, plain and simple, and if someone is caught doing it he or she should be severely penalised - such people bring shame on their sport.