Introduction Drug use in sports has always been a controversial issue. With athletes pushing for the top podium position, performance enhancing drugs can be extremely enticing. One of the main types of drugs used by athletes are stimulants such as cocaine, amphetamines or ecstasy. These can create unfair advantages in sports. To keep sports even and fair, certain drugs became prohibited.
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.
Mahmoud Elbadry Dr. Maha Hassan Rhet 1020-08 13 March 2016 Performance Enhancing Drugs: An Annotated Bibliography Research Question: Why do athletes use performance enhancing drugs, what is the ethical dilemma in using them, and what are the effects of their use on sports? Anderson, Jack. " Doping, sport and the law: time for repeal of prohibition?" International Journal of Law in Context.
Every couple of weeks or so, you hear stories of professional athletes having their sport taken away from them, because of the drive to be the biggest, strongest and best they could be. Due to this drive, they begin to use Performance Enhancing Drugs. PED’s are a danger to athletes and their health, and they should remain banned. Some of these dangers are cardiovascular difficulties, dangerous side effects, and illness in the liver. First off, the use of performance enhancing drugs can cause Cardiovascular difficulties.
Professional athletes are always in competition with one another. Whether they want to be the leading homerun hitter in the MLB or the fastest sprinter in the Olympics, some athletes will stop at nothing to be the star of their chosen profession. Often times, if strict training doesn’t help, athletes turn to other, often illegal, solutions, such as performance-enhancing drugs. There has been speculation and confirmation about athletes using drugs to further themselves professionally since the late 1800s when amphetamine was first synthesized. This issue has been further publicized since Lance Armstrong’s doping scandal.
Athletes who abuse them use them the wrong way. They use them to get an upper hand n competition and take advantage of what steroids can do for them, and who are willing to use them under the medical risks that come with using them. Athletes who use them like that are using to enhance muscle mass, and give them an energy boots so they can train linger and harder. They are using them fr all the wrong reasons when there are healthier ways to enhance muscle mass and get better at something without the aid of drugs. I strongly believe that using steroids is cheating in competition.
From lifting weights or using performance enhancing drugs; high school athletes, professional athletes, and bodybuilders wants to get bigger and stronger. From using drugs such as creatine and anabolic steroids. Creatine is an increases the body’s ability to produce energy rapidly according to Risher. Anabolic steroids, an organic compound with four rings arranged in a specific configuration. Both substances are being abused by high school and professional athletes that want to gain muscle in a short period of time.
In this era of sports, There are many cheaters in sports because they want to be the best out of everyone. The most common cheating in sports is when athletes take steroids to dope in sports, to increase performance in sports. Did you know in the Summer Olympics of 2016, 100 Russian athletes were banned from the Summer Olympics due to doping in sports. Doping in sports is when athletes use medications that are not allowed to take to improve their performance in sports. The most common type of doping is stimulants to overcome stress and challenges that athletes have. Is it appropriate for citizens to revolt against steroid use in sports. Athletes should not be able to take steroids to increase their strength. Steroid use in sports is cheating, if found out that a team is doping in sports they can be eliminated from the event. Although some may argue that steroid use in sports can increase athletes performance. Practicing doping in sports can affect the body in the long run.
Also, when drugs are used it takes the human effort away from sports where athletes have trained hard. There are many different types of PEDs and here are some of the major ones that are used: Stimulants: Stimulants are substances that act directly on the central nervous system to speed up parts of the brain and body. Anabolic steroids: They build muscle and increase endurance. They are used mostly by football players and weightlifters.
To start off steroids and performance drugs should not be used by athletes because it can destroy your body and cause major health problems. “Despite well-documented evidence that steroid abuse is dangerous, athletes are willing to risk their bodies, and perhaps their lives, for a competitive edge”(Steroids: An Overview). Like I said athletes want to do these drugs so they can get to the top of there game and so the fans will stayed hooked to them
When an athlete performs extremely well at the Olympics many fans then start to become suspicious on whether or not that athlete is on some type of drug. In the following readings, “A Shot in the Rear: Why Are We Really against Steroids?” by L. Caplan, “The Science of Doping”, by Christie Ashwanden, “Genetically Modified Athletes” by John Naish, and “When Winning Costs Too Much” by John McCloskey,
Even though using performance enhancement drugs can give athletes benefits, but it can also cause harm and severe danger as well, therefore using drugs in sports should still be illegal. Competitors would prepare harder and try to meet their goals while some will attempt to cheat their way by utilizing enhanced medications to expand their capacities even beyond. The want to win is very affected in the idea of games, and a few competitors will do whatever it takes to ascend to the top. Over the most recent few years, numerous competitors in various games have been caught using performance enhancement drugs. At the point when a competitor tests positive to participate in sports, the competitor is either disqualified or suspended for the entire game. The opposing side believes that the use of performance enhancement drugs are helpful because it makes sports fair and safer. The other side believes that
The abuse of anabolic steroids can lead to the enlargement of the heart, which can cause severe problems. Other health risks include: w problems with the kidneys, liver, blood pressure and cholesterol. Kidney problems could lead to kidney failure and liver failure, which ultimately could lead to death. These risks are specific to an individual and are also dependent on the age and sex of the
Lastly (transition), many athletes that use steroids are better than their opponents, by cheating. Athletes that use steroids should have bigger consequences. First of all (transitions), reports show that athletes that use steroids have a number of health issues. According to www.drugabuse.gov , all steroid users could get liver damage, heart disease, changes in cholesterol, and weight loss. While (conjunctions) males will develop breast, have shrinking testicals,