By allowing professional athletes to use drugs, what message are we sending out to young sports players and those who idolize their sporting heroes? Is the goal to inform them on how to cheat, or how to use your own muscle and blood to win? Performance-Enhancing drugs used by athletes can cause many health problems and create an unfair advantage to other athletes. Many of the performance enhancers used have serious health risk and allow the use of such substances could cause peer pressure to all athletes to consider using them. Athletes dreaming to improve their performance the easy way are often the first you see to start using substances; this places them at risk of the many consequences.
How do I feel about letting players that used steroids in The Hall of Fame? Players using steroids shouldn 't be allowed in the Hall of Fame. Allowing baseball players using steroids in the hall of fame could have a negative impact towards baseball itself and all involved. For example, young baseball players could grow up idolizing a baseball player who uses steroids thinking that steroids are a part of baseball, and the only way to play in the big league is to use steroids. Steroids use can lead to serious health problems. Not only can steroids affect players, but it can also tarnish the name of The Hall of Fame. To me, The Hall of Fame is about hard work, commitment, and dedication. So why let steroids users in The Hall of Fame now? No one
People of the WADA I stand here today with a proposal, which will improve and revolutionized the sports world. I propose for performance enhancing drugs to be allowed in professional sports. Steroids and other illicit performance enhancing drugs have become the biggest scourge of professional sports leagues, and that’s why it is time they were made legal.
Ready. Set. The crowd is cheering and the tension is high. Today’s competition determines who will represent the United States in the Summer Olympics. He is ready. As his cleats meet the track, he knows for sure he is going to come out victorious. His opponents know that he is determined to break another one of his records. Go! He is owning his lane. Keeping his pace, his mind is on the finish line. One by one, he surpasses each of his opponents. His chest is pounding, but he is not tired. Victory is near. The finish line chants his name as he crosses with triumph. He has broken yet another record. However, did he win fairly? No. Imagine a world where professional athletics are no longer entertaining because the competition is tainted. Imagine
The usage of prescription drugs in sports is something that is unfair to the athletes who use their authentic talents, and also has devastating effects on the user if the abuse goes on long enough. In this speech, I will discuss how drug usage affects the sports world, what can be done to prevent it and why it is a burden to the sports world. My proposed solution to this issue is a program in which athletes would be taught that prescription drugs are not needed in order to enhance their performances. It would teach them that consuming drugs in large quantities has very negative effects, and that doing so is not fair to the other athletes.
is wrong or a social evil is how insanely competitive people get in just a game. In the article
Professional sports are big business, and the use of steroids by professional sports stars compromises the integrity of the game; therefore, the American government has to intervene in order to maintain respectability in professional sports: With the Legislative branch, Congress is ready to propose stricter laws for the usage of steroids by professional athletics, the Executive branch has investigated allegations of steroid abuse by the Major League Baseball with the Mitchell Report, and the Judicial system has weighed in on the abuse of steroids with the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court ruling that records of players in Major League Baseball teams that tested positive for steroid use were not legally obtained.
Athletes who use steroids are not playing for the love of the game but to simply get money. Athletes who use steroids damage their own well-being and the image of the sport. Athletes who use steroids are affecting themselves just as much as the sport itself. Playing a professional sport should be fair; no one should be using steroids. Being great at any sport should be with hard work and dedication, not cheating by using
Performance enhancing drugs, also known as PEDs, surprisingly have been around since the late 1800’s. First making an appearance in baseball, a player named Pud Galvin used a serum created by physiologist Charles Brown-Sequard to acquire an advantage over his competitors. While Pud’s case of drug use isn’t very well known, PEDs are seen all throughout sports today. These drugs are illegally used in order for an athlete to attain an unfair advantage over the opposition. Cases in recent history include Lance Armstrong and Alex Rodriguez. In order to fully understand why performance enhancing drugs are so controversial, it is important to know what types of PEDs there are, the effects on the body, and how they seen in sports today.
Imagine if you had a record that was so hard to beat, even the legends of that sport couldn’t make an attempt to break it. Then out of nowhere, a person that was never heard of breaks that record you’ve worked your entire life to achieve and the person who broke it was a steroid user. The communities of sports fans have different views on this subject. One side thinks steroids would be great for the entertainment and fun of the sport. The other fans think steroids are morally wrong and are a form of cheating. Steroids are an awful way to improve in your sport and typically desperate people tend to use them. It shows how desperate the athletes are for fame and fortune.
Athletes, of all ages, should be drug tested before every game or match. If athletes were to be tested before every game, the use of performance-enhancing drugs would be reduced drastically. This would cause younger athletes to stop using performance-enhancers as often, make the games/matches more fair and equal, and it would also allow maturing athletes to be healthier. Athletes wreck their lives and give themselves a bad reputation when they use performance-enhancing drugs. If a professional athlete is caught using performance-enhancers, they do not go undisciplined. For the first infraction, the player is suspended from playing in the next game. For the second infraction, the player is suspended for one hundred games. If the athlete is caught a third time, the player is banned from playing any professional sport for their lifetime. An athlete trading in their professional career to use performance enhancers is not worth it.
Steroid use in Sports, both professional and amatuer, are becoming a larger and larger issue as the years have gone by. Now,the only issue isn’t only that more people are using steroids, but athletes aren’t educated about the side effects that come with taking steroids. “85%. That’s the percentage of teen athletes who do not receive any education about what the side effects of steroids happen to be” (healthresearchfunding.org). On top of that, 44% of teens have also said that obtaining steroids would be easy even without a doctor’s prescription (healthresearchfunding.org). This combination of these two facts is asking for trouble when we talk about the use of steroids. So, if there are so many side effects to taking steroids, why do so many people take them? (Thesis)
In conclusion, the use of steroids allows an athlete have an unjust edge another athlete does not have, but it is a way of cheating. The use of steroids in sports is a problem; they have no place in sports. Using steroids to improve an athlete’s performance is degrading to sports and athletes. Athletes should have equal opportunities to win, but winning by using steroids becomes more important than winning fairly.
Introduction: From the very beginning when humans have engaged in competitive sports, they have tried to gain every possible edge against their adversaries. After all, the desire for any and every competitive advantage is a completely understandable element of human nature. Not surprisingly, there are records of the use of performance enhancing drugs going as far back as ancient times. Despite this long and storied history of performance enhancing drugs in sports, doping is arguably the most controversial and most talked-about issue in modern sports. It is an issue that cuts across all sports, regardless of technology, popularity, or tradition. It affects the sports that are traditionally thought of as “muscle-bound,” such as football and bodybuilding,
Within the last forty years, the use of performance enhancing drugs (PEDS) has massively increased and has become a very controversial topic of discussion. The question, “should an athlete’s accomplishments be disregarded if he/she uses PEDS?” is being asked frequently and is a problem many sporting leagues are having to deal with. The answer is simple, yes, an athletes accomplishments should be disregarded if he/she uses PEDS because it gives them an unfair advantage, is associated with many health risks, and as role models to teen athletes it sets a bad example for them to follow.