This article is written by Dr. David R. Mottram, B.Pharm., Ph.D., F.R.Pharm.S. who is an Emeritus Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Liverpool John Moores University in Liverpool, UK. This article tackles multiple subjects on the topic of performance enhancing drugs. Firstly, it tackles the many reasons why athletes would use performance enhancing drugs. It dives deep separating the use of PEDs by athletes to several categories from therapeutic use to treat medical conditions to recreational use to most important of all performance enhancing use. The article tries explain how an athlete can get PEDs for therapeutic use, it also explains the limitations of this process. It also tries to explain that the reasons that may sway athletes to take illegal PEDs are very complex, these factors range from peer pressure to misleading information on PEDs to many other factors. In addition, the article also examines the dangers of the use of PEDs from a health stand point and a professional stand point. This article I believe provides valuable information for my research as I am trying to formulate the many reasons why an athlete would use performance enhancing
Using steroids all of these three topics just stated will just make an athlete 's life even worse. Although steroids can be good for them when you 're sick or in pain they will come back at their body with a harsher side effect. By not using drugs athletes body 's won 't have health issues, players will make the sport more competitive and people won 't hate them, and the fans will have respect for the athlete. So don 't dope in sports because your body was made perfectly and drugs don 't need to harm it. Be the athlete you are and play at the top of your game without using harmful drugs and there bodys will be healthier, will have a great reputation while the sport is still
It is unfair to to competing athletes that do not use PED’s and it is destructive to the the history of records and awards. Steroids being used by our role models and awe inspiring athletes, creates a falseness to the sports field as a whole. It disrupts the trust in all professional athletes. From a very young age, we are taught that cheating is wrong. As young children, we would not dare cheat because of the consequences. However, in this day and age, athlete seek greatness by using performance enhancing drugs, yet it only destroys the authentic feel to the sports we love and
Drugs are a big issue in the sports industry. Many athletes will take performance-enhancing drugs, such as steroids, to help them play better. These types of drugs should not be allowed because it gives the player a greater advantage over other players who are playing with their natural ability. This issue could be solved if there was monthly drug testing and if the drug was not so easy to get ahold of. Many major league baseball players are getting caught using performance-enhancing drugs. Mostly power hitters and pitchers will use these steroids.
Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs) have been used in sports for many years. The common term for it is doping. It is one of the most important issues among professional athletes today. Doping should not be allowed in professional sports. The use of performance-enhancing drugs creates a disadvantage for the athletes that don't use PEDs since they will not perform as well as the athletes that used the drugs during the game or competition. Also, when drugs are used it takes the human effort away from sports where athletes have trained hard.
Athletes use of performance enhancing drugs has become all too common in today’s society. With many athletes testing positive for doping, sports are becoming tarnished with athletes trying to gain an unfair advantage on their competitors. Although players are tested often for such drugs, there are still many loopholes and some drugs are not detected by current systems. So what would cause an athlete to put their body at risk to gain just a slight edge on their competitor? Sports should be a test of real skill, not artificial skills given by doctors. With the numerous side effects performance enhancing drugs have, they are simply not safe for anyone to take, let alone a professional athlete. Taking performance enhancing drugs is detrimental
“Before steroids, records were made to be broken. Now they’re stolen,” is a quote that many know. The number of athletes who use steroids is staggering. First of all, the health effects could create huge problems for the athletes. Next, the consequences for using steroids are huge. Lastly (transition), many athletes that use steroids are better than their opponents, by cheating. Athletes that use steroids should have bigger consequences.
Performance enhancement drugs used by professional athletes who strive, or want to separate themselves from mediocrity and desire super stardom these athletes should not be penalized. Furthermore, athletes who are willing to take the journey down the path of using foreign substance on their bodies they should be allowed. Therefore professional athletes, functioning on their own recognizance, they have the monetary means, and it’s their body which is their own property. Consequently no athlete, or professional organization sets out to finish second or doesn’t attempt to win the highest honors in their respective sport. The athlete hands should not be tied because others haven’t
The first reason why drugs should be panned is because drugs can cause death. Many people think that if they took drugs or hormones they will be stronger, faster and much more better than the other, will this is true, but it will cause sudden death and then being better or stronger won't matter. For example, there are some people who takes winning at competitions really seriously, so they do whatever it takes even if they took drugs or use any other illegal steroids to win. This is wrong, unethical and it will destroy people's health rather than improving it. Also, according to some of the famous athletes in body building, they take drugs and hormones to increase their muscle density so they can win and some of them got killed in the process of doing
Drugs have become an integral part of any modern day sporting event. Drugs give an unfair advantage to the user and the competitors that are using enhancements are not using their own full abilities to win the Olympic medal or championship. This makes it unfair to other competitors that are not using a drug or other enhancements to compete. Athletes like Lance Armstrong and Nadzeya Ostapchuk not only give sportsmen and women a bad reputation but influence the way the public think about sports and run the risk of addiction and long-term health issues. Such as liver failure and development of breasts.
Performance-enhancing drugs have been around for many years. These drugs give competitors that take them an unfair advantage over those who train naturally and don’t use drugs to increase their skills and ability artificially. The spirit of sport is through the pursuit of natural human excellence. All professional athletes belong to sporting associations that have strict rules and regulations regarding the taking of drugs, and are required to be tested and for these reasons, I do not think that drug testing is a violation of a sportsperson’s rights.
Many people dope in sports because it improves their performance and they do it so they have a better chance to win. According to my research “ Athletes aren’t just competing against one another they’re in a game with authorities and fans. Incredible performances increase fan interest (outsideonline) .” They mostly do it because they want to impress fans and they want more people to go for them. When you perform in an athletic game you want to do good so many people can see that you’re actually good not just the fans but the important people of the game.They also do it because they want to beat their opponent especially if it’s a very important game. Something positive about doping in sports is the player can have a better chance of winning and the negative thing would be the player getting caught and if they get caught they would have to suffer a consequence which is not playing for a long time or even getting
Over the centuries of Olympic Games and high performance sporting events there has been many cases of doping, but there has been none as long running and well-hidden as Lance Armstrong’s doping case which has had a major impact on drug in sport. Lance Armstrong was seen as the world’s best road cyclist, winning the Tour De France seven consecutive times from 1999-2005. However from his first win in 1999 there had been allegations that he was using drugs to enhance his perform and win the Tour De France, but every one of these allegations was denied with Lance Armstrong saying that “He (Michael Ferrari, his training at the time) had never suggested, prescribed or provided me with any performance-enhancing drugs.” (18) His training
Picture this every athlete in sports using drugs no one depends on skill anymore everyone
During a sport all the athletes are required to do drug testing, whether or not they have drugs in their system. These athletes take a urine test which is then sent to a lab. Although that is very effective, some drugs do not show up in the urine like alcohol, oxycodone, methadone to name a few. If sport teams do both urine and blood testing, they could rule out more