Wikipedia:Categories for deletion/Category:Drugs cheats in athletics

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Category:Drugs cheats in athletics[edit]

I think Category:Drugs cheats in sport and Category:Drugs cheats in athletics need to be merged. --ssd 16:09, 22 Aug 2004 (UTC)

  • Do we really need either of these categories? —Mike 07:58, Aug 23, 2004 (UTC)
  • Sports is one topic I will likely never write on, but the titles alone are pretty awful—"drugs cheats"? If this is going to be kept, shouldn't it be something closer to "Athletes sanctioned for drug use"? As is, it seems to be inviting categorization just based on allegations that perhaps have had no consequence, rather than actual judgments by sports authorities. Postdlf 08:08, 23 Aug 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete both. Not only are the category names a problem, their application is also a problem (for example the World Anti-Doping Agency is in there). However, the real problem is one of POV. If you put a sportsperson into this category it implies their whole career was based on taking drugs which may not be true. The List of athletes found guilty of using banned drugs looks like it could handle this better. If it is kept, then merge and rename. Separate subcats for eg athletics shouldn't be necessary as anyone in these categories is presumably also categorised somewhere in Category:Athletes too. -- Solipsist 09:48, 23 Aug 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete. List, not category. Gdr 13:23, 2004 Aug 24 (UTC)
  • Delete. -- Infrogmation 02:45, 26 Aug 2004 (UTC)
  • From listening to the BBC lately, "drug cheats" seems to be a perfectly mainstream British English phrase. I do agree that when it comes to identifying individual "drug cheats", a list (like List of athletes found guilty of using banned drugs) is a superior format, because annotations are important to qualify potentially fuzzy classifications. However, there should be a category along the lines of "Drugs in sport(s)", possibly a subcategory of "Cheating in sport(s)". So I vote to reorganize and delete both -- Beland 05:46, 3 Sep 2004 (UTC)