Biomedical enhancement is a budding industry and, as it develops, will likely produce many difficult moral, and ethical questions. The first important question to answer is whether or not biomedical enhancements would corrupt sports? I think the clear answer is yes, they would. They attack the integrity of the game.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's true that drug testing may not catch all drug users but it will help reduce athletes that use drugs to have a fair competition. Also there are drugs that are difficult to detect as technology continues to advance and eventually drugs will be easier to
It's in the best interest of athletes, fans, and the sports industry as a whole to promote a culture of honesty and transparency when it comes to performance-enhancing drugs. Also, it's important to note that not all athletes are transparent when it comes to performance-enhancing drugs. However, with increased awareness and education about the dangers and unfair advantages of performance-enhancing drugs, we can hope to see a shift towards a more fair and honest playing field in sports. In conclusion, it is important for athletes to be transparent about their drug use in order to maintain the integrity of the sport and protect the health of their fans. Finally, the use of performance-enhancing drugs by athletes is a serious issue that affects not only the integrity of sports but also the health and safety of athletes themselves.
Performance-enhancing drugs otherwise known as PEDs are drugs that are commonly used by athletes to enhance their level of play. Performance-enhancing drugs have been around a long time, and were initially introduced in 776 BC - 393 BC. The Ancient Greeks used PEDs during the original Olympic Games in order to have an advantage against their opponents. They were used on and off throughout the years, and became prominent again during the 1900’s where they were used in the modern day Olympics from 1904 - 1920. “Mixtures of strychnine, heroin, cocaine, and caffeine were used widely by athletes and each coach or team developed its own unique secret formulae” (Gold).
They also do not see it as an unfair disadvantage because these performance enhancing drugs do not magically cause the user to become amazing at what they do. They see it as an extra helping hand because the user still needs to work incredibly hard, with high intensity to have any
“Performance-enhancing drugs absolutely give athletes advantages in strength and endurance, which helps them both in the preparation for their sport as well as the actual implementation of the skills needed in many ways for the different sports.” (Argintar) Anything that can make an athlete better in an unfair way that can not be done by all athletes should not be allowed, especially something this harmful. Anything that is not worked for and earned should not be given in the form of a pill. This also lessens the actual wonder of an amazing athlete that is not doping, because due to the amount of people doping today we just tend to assume they are using something they should not be using to be that athletic or
Drugs can have many long term effects, they are unfair, and they have short term effects. I strongly believe that drugs should not be used in sports. Drugs can have many long term effects on a person. Not only can you get in a lot of trouble, there are a lot of health risks by using steroids.
Therefore, letting athletes take performance enhanced drugs makes them a thief to other regular athletes. In conclusion, prize money will be taken away from regular athletes if athletes who continue to use performance enhanced drugs use
Performance Enhancing Drugs Should Be Allowed in Professional Sports 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
Doping in sport should not be allowed as it is cheating and can only lead to more bad consequences. To begin with, taking performance enhancing drugs can kill you. Some examples of medical conditions are liver cancer, diabetes, tumours, high blood pressure and heart attacks. These are some of many health problems that are caused through taking drugs. With so many athletes now taking drugs, young athletes are now seeing that the only chance they have at winning is taking drugs.
Taking steroids is common, especially among athletes and sportspersons. Steroids are known to trigger body building or androgenic effects just as it is used to heal various illnesses. Steroids can also be taken orally or injected intramuscularly. This can be either synthetic or natural. Those who use steroids supplements need to know it is important to have a healthy sleep schedule and a good diet that is rich in calories, carbohydrates and proteins.