Performance Enhancing Drugs Introduction Performance enhancing drugs have become almost an established part of sports activities in our society, and allows the athletes to reach lengths they could never have dreamed of reaching without these drugs. However the ethical question of whether performance enhancing drugs are highly unfair and even dangerous, or if they are no worse than more traditional ways of enhancing performances, stands unanswered. Taking my point of departure in the points presented by the three authors, Travis Track, David Van Mill and Richard Taite, I will discuss the benefits and disadvantages of performance enhancing drugs. Outline In his article “The Inside Dope: Professional Athletes and Performance Enhancing Drugs”, Travis Track is discussing the view on doping in the past as opposed to the view on doping now. He claims, that before the 70’s, people did not care if athletes used performance enhancing drugs (PED’s), but today they do.
Just like Martin Luther King Jr. says: “a law that is out of harmony with the moral law is an unjust law.” (506). Marcus Dupree was a talented young running back and for the coaches to treat him inadequately just like any other of his teammates, because they were scared he might become egotistical because of his gift. While Martin Luther King Jr. says: “One who breaks an unjust law must do so openly, lovingly, and with a willingness to accept the penalty.” (507). In the sense of this connection between the documentary and the piece that Martin Luther King Jr. wrote, Barry Switzer had accepted the penalty of losing Marcus Dupree after a year. Switzer states that he regrets treating Marcus poorly because he could have been one of the best football players there has ever been.
“Red Flag” emerged from her conversation with four other women about menstruation and how it is a taboo issue that was never discussed in art or literature. Menstruation is still is a taboo subject, an ignored mark of “otherness” suggesting the inadequacy in women. It is a natural bodily substance and bodily process women go through, so why could it not be discussed with admiration in art? The fetishization of women is acceptable in our society but this image a natural, everyday act is considered obscene and offensive. Red Flag rejects the normative patterns of domination and submission in our social order; women are no longer hiding behind the conventional, yet restricting, veil of
V. Laws shed the light on steroids due to their disadvantages. A) The use of anabolic steroids in sports caught the attention of US who conducted a specific law for their use. B) A law came up to be applied in every Federal court which consists of placing steroids in the class of amphetamines. C) Thus, consuming any of the drugs listed in the class above would lead to being poisoned up to one year and/or a minimum fine of $1,000. VI.
Stricter testing is mandatory to prevent athletes doping Every year athletes win medals and break records all while doping and getting away with it. With today’s technology athletes and doctors have outsmarted the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and have been able to dope but still test negative. This is a hard feat to accomplish due to the strict testing that is performed on athletes, although with the right doctors, testers, and coaches, athletes are able to accomplish this crime. The idea to dope in athletics has been around since the time of the original Olympic games in 776 BC. Opium was the choice drug to use in the original Olympics because of the numbing effect it produces.
The nature of sports is the passion and desire to win, the habit of competition is second nature to us humans and most athlete’s would do anything to come out on top of their opponents. However the decision is up to us to chose whether we want to make the right decision or wrong. Most would take the time and improve by working hard this being mentally and physically, however there are some athlete’s who would rather take the easy way out and use drugs to improve their skills. This is where drug abuse takes place, mostly athlete’s take the drugs so they can have the edge on their opponents so they have a better chance to win. Therefore My is that drug abuse should be banned from sports permanently due to the harmful effects it has on the athlete’s and the spirit of sports.
Western culture today glorify the idea of thin women and refer to such women as beautiful and perfect. Such body image ideals are the reason for the development of poor body images that young girls have between the ages of 10-18.Boys as young as 14 years old are being found to use anabolic steroids in an attempt to gain muscles. It is usually assumed that negative body image issues are present in girls and women only, but this is not the case. Men and boys suffer from negative body image issues too, but they are less likely to admit to being affected than girls and women are because it is socially unacceptable for men care about what they look like. A poor body image can cause eating disorders such as anorexia where the women or girl will prevent herself from gaining weight by severely reducing her intake of food, vomiting after every meal or substitute food intake by eating cotton wool.
This crazy man dropped off a hundred US Dollars at a veterinary clinic in Raymond, Washington during the chase just out of his love and concern for animals. II. He is currently in the Washington State Prison and is expected to be released in December 2016 at the age of 25, after which he believes he will live an amazing life. III. "If I have learnt any truth, it 's that absolutely anything is possible", quoting the Barefoot Bandit, who single-handedly outran all the US forces for over two years before he was finally arrested in the Bahamas in July 2010.
Initial Literature Review Although steroids may be used by professional body builders to enhance their physique, however their use is also considered illicit, not only by students but by sporting professionals. This is why non-medical use of anabolic steroids is illegal and banned by most, if not all, major sports organizations. Still, some athletes persist in taking them, causing an unfair advantage. But beyond the issues of popularity or legality is the fact that anabolic steroids may cause serious long term health and psychological side effects. ESPN.com - Special Section, Anabolic steroids, Monday, September 6.
Doping is using drugs also known more commonly as illegal steroids in sports or competitions. Doping has been banned in baseball since 1991 but testing was not administered for bigger players until 2003. Common drugs used are Anabolic steroids, human growth hormones, and Androstenedione. Drugs like this allow the person using it to train hard and recover faster while also building more muscle although the use of these drugs all have side effects and many can even be fatal. Many people despite the risk of taking these “enhancing drugs” still use them the drug enforcement administration has recorded 1 million of americans between the ages 18 to 34 have taken steroids ijn one time of their lives.There are many different kinds of steroids and different
There are numerous big time players that used steroids in the 90’s like Gary Sheffield, Jose Canseco, and Jason Giambi, who also aided to the destruction of the game America so dearly loves. Steroid use puts the honest and hardworking players on the back burner. Many outstanding players of this time period will be left off the Hall of Fame despite their solid careers, they were simply overlooked by the record breaking home runs and padded stats of the steroid era. The use of steroids in baseball is cheating. Plain and simple.
The star running back was hit in the knee and injured. The first person coach saw was Jamel he ordered him to “get in the game.” Jamel answered with “I can’t I’m a lineman not a running back.” The coach soothed his nerves by telling him “you can do this the team is relying on you.” So he went into the game, the play was a 22 dive. Jamel was getting the ball. “Down, set, hut!” Jamel got the ball and took off running, but was tackled quickly and only gained one yard. He was disappointed with himself for not
In the book The Other Wes Moore One name, Two fates the author said, “Tony has now spend over a decade dealing drugs and knew how much money could be made in the game” He didn’t think about the consequences and how was going to affect his mother. The other Wes told his mother that was a DJ and getting pay for the work. How can this affect the future of both Wes if they are rolling into drug selling or damaging private