¨Richard Callicott, former Chief Executive of UK Sport, stated in a Nov. 1, 2003 article titled¨ "Yes or No? Question of the Week: Drugs in Sport," published in The Times (London):"As the national anti-doping agency we will never accept this. Performance-enhancing drugs are not only prohibited because they violate the spirit of sport but because they can damage the health of athletes. In 1976, the East German swimming team won 11 out of 13 Olympic events, and later sued the government for giving them anabolic steroids.In 1992, Vicky Rabinowicz interviewed small groups of athletes. She found that Olympic athletes, in general, believed that most successful athletes were using banned substances.¨ There will be no reason to play the sport anymore if people cheat.thomas ¨H.
It has been going on forever, and just recently it has come to light that these “performance enhancement” drugs are being widely used. To “juice” or take these steroids is something that people didn’t think about happening, but it does. The cyclist Lance Armstrong lost all his Tour de France titles, because it was found that he used a performance enhancement supplement. Many baseball players were suspended for a number of games when it was found that they used performance enhancers. How do you think they nailed all those crazy high home runs that year?
"Two years in prison and two thousand dollars fine for every ball I took out," said George. (Vonnegut 2). This could cause unhappiness because the people in the community can’t relax or be themselves because they get fined for it. George was also smart so he had a buzzer in his ear that rings different really loud sounds every about 20 seconds. Harrison Bergeron is George’s son and he broke the rules and took off his handicaps then got taken away, from then on he was very dangerous because he was strong and without his handicaps, he was the strongest of all.
Mass media and commercialization of sports have elevated professional athleticism to the fore, resulting in more sportspeople choosing professional sport as their primary career. With tenser competition in the field, doping in professional sports for an added advantage has become customary, especially with progressive evolution of the pharmaceuticals realm (Baron, Martin & Magd, 2007). According to Davidson (2011), doping is the consumption of illicit drugs or methods to elevate performance and results, based on the prohibited list by World Anti-Doping Agency, WADA. Since 1960, banning on doping has been enforced on the basis that it enhances performance, violates the spirit of sport and threatens health (Davidson 2011). The rifeness of
The guidelines had two main factors: One, each player would be tested at least twice a year; two, the punishment for offenders was also dramatically increased, first time offenders would be given a fifty game ban,without pay, a second time would result in a suspension of 100 games, and third time offenders would be banned for life. In reality, players have and always will use an unfair advantage as success is measured by an athlete's ability to keep ahead. Whether It be pine tar, amphetamines or steroids. By banning steroids, players have resorted to using undetected illegal substances. Therefore, instead of banning PED’s altogether, it should be allowed with one major stipulation, the MLB should create a committee dedicated to the sale and use of steroids.
In our world today, scientists invent new enhancing drugs that affect our athletes. Athletes shouldn't be allowed to use enhancement drugs for their benefit because they put their own lives' at risk, affect our future generations, and cheat in the spirit of the sport. Some athletes illegally inject or intake illegal supplements to their body for their own benefit. Athletes would do anything to be the fastest and strongest runner, swimmer, or football player. As Nishan Guha in his article, "Growth hormone abuse: A Threat to Elite Sport" stated, "198 elite athletes were asked if they would use a banned performance- enhancing substance under two different scenarios.
If the government would anonymously give welfare recipients a drug and alcohol test once a month, then the amount of people who abuse the welfare system would dramatically decrease. If the person who is anonymously tested monthly fails his/her drug or alcohol test, then he/she should immediately be cut from their benefits and should be charged with governmental fraud and with illegal drug charges as well. By doing this, the people wouldn’t have to pay as much money to the government, there would be less drug abuse in the system, and there would also be a very large drop in the amount of welfare abuse in the
Many poor individuals in inner-city neighborhoods are often forced into the business. To truly understand what it means to be a drug offender forced into the business because of economic reasons, I turned to the documentary, “The House I Live In.” Cruz from the documentary, began selling drugs to support his parents, and when he started to become successful at it, he became addicted to the drugs. Cruz was a student before his parents ran into financial struggles. An innocent young adult that loved to play soccer, is now serving a 30 year sentence because he needed to help his parents pay their
Take Barry Bonds for example, he is pretty much the poster child for using steroids. Berry Bonds lied for many years that he was not using steroids, but the government knew the truth. In fact, the feds opened a case that cost almost 100 million dollars but soon paid off since after 8 years they proved that he was using steroids (Famous Baseball Players Who Used Steroids.). Than on April 13, 2011, Berry Bond was found guilty by the court and lost his career. Discuss the effects of steroid use on athletic performance.
My point is that engaging in drugs while participating in sports can be very dangerous. Drug testing should be mandatory for athletes for their safety. The reason for drug testing are; teams depend on their teammates to always be available, drugs can change your athletic abilities, and students join sport teams as a positive activity to avoid getting into trouble and the presence of drugs in sports defeats the goal. I personally know how it feels to be on a team with others who use drugs. They practically “slow-down” the team.