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.
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.
For two straight years and possibly even longer, Alex Rodriguez spent over $12,000 a month for performance enhancing drugs (PED) to gain an unfair advantage over his competitors (Weaver). Professional athletes like him are subject to huge contracts and an incredible amount of pressure to perform at a high level. As a result of this, many resort to steroids as a training aid. It is difficult to keep regulations on steroids in different sports leagues. Some steroids can be undetectable in drug testing and some leagues simply do not have strict enough rules on steroid use. This is extremely unfair to players that work unquestionably hard to be a professional athlete while some athletes are cheating through the use of steroids. It also destroys the integrity of the sport because awards, records, and championships seem to be fallacious.
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
What are performance enhancing drugs? Performance enhancing drugs are substances such as steroids, monkey testosterone, federally banned alcohol, and etc. These drugs help you perform in an exceptional way when you are hurt, wanted to relax during a long season, or simply just perform better. A lot of “greats” such as Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, and Alex Rodriquez have all been linked to PEDS some time in their careers. When you find out about any athlete’s use of PEDS it makes you wonder have they been using them their entire career. Should any wins, they were involved in be voided? Should all athletes be tested for PEDS before each event? Those are all questions we should all think about.
Imagine a good friend past away after running an olympic race. Then later you found out his death was due to performance enhancing drugs. This is why Performance Enhancing Drugs should not be used. These drugs are unfair to other athletes. These drugs can be abused by students, and for that reason drug testing should be more intensive.
“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.
One of the largest industries in the United States is the professional sports industry; it brought in $63 billion in 2015 1. Professional athletes are seen as strong and talented, but how much of their strength and talent is achieved naturally? Performance-enhancing drugs have been increasingly used in professional sports and are prohibited from being used, but should they be prohibited?
They believe that PEDs should not be banned by the governing bodies of sports. In the article the present both arguments, they talk about the spirit of the sport and how PEDs are ruining it, they talk about the ethical conundrum of fair play and honesty. They also mention the possible health complications that could arise from PEDs, they mention all this but they also provide us with an argument against it. They counter the claim of fairness by eluding themselves to fairness they mention that sports are rigged from the beginning with an unfair advantage to the genetically superior athlete, so using PEDs is just a way of catching up. They claim that the spirit of sports is not in its fairness but in the athletes themselves. They continue and say that the decision of the athlete from the way he trains to what he eats to whether or not he decides to use PEDs is what make the spirit of the sport. They also mention that other professional activities as in musical performances these performer use drugs to calm their nerves. This opposing more permissive view offers me the opportunity to present an argument on whether PEDs should be banned or not and how that would affect the sporting
Professional athletes have a tremendous influence on youth and society, largely because almost everyone looks up to them from toddlers to senior citizens, but in one way or another; everyone is influenced by professional athletes. Some think that athletes should be able to live their lives however they please, not worrying about how their actions may affect other people; however, it is important for athletes to understand that many people are watching them and that their actions do have large impacts on society. Professional athletes’ image affects today’s society and youth because they influence drug use, attitude on and off the field, and contribution to the community.
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.
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
Every year athletes win medals and break records all while doping and getting away with it. With today’s technology athletes and doctors have outsmarted the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and have been able to dope but still test negative. This is a hard feat to accomplish due to the strict testing that is performed on athletes, although with the right doctors, testers, and coaches, athletes are able to accomplish this crime. The idea to dope in athletics has been around since the time of the original Olympic games in 776 BC. Opium was the choice drug to use in the original Olympics because of the numbing effect it produces. Since the time doping was first used in athletics, it has become
A healthy mind come from a healthy body, this quote is used a lot whenever people want to live healthy and become disease free because having a good health have become a hard thing among people. There are many types of people in this world, there are people who are interested in nutrition and there are people who are interested in sports and nutrition. Those types of people are considered in the very top level of their good health, but having a very good health comes with a price. As people try to compete to be the best by using illegal methods such as using drugs in sport competitions or using drugs to enhance their athletic performance. In this argument essay I think that drugs should be panned in sports because they will affect people's health and it may lead them to death.