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.
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
Sports by nature are an environment that requires people to push their bodies to extreme limits in order for people to become the best at their individual sport or skill. Though out history athlete have pushed the limits of their bodies to accomplish these tasks, while going to these extremes many have suffered injuries, maiming and in some cases death. Athletes though out the centuries have accepted these risks and as a society we acknowledge risks by stating, “ injuries are part of the game”. My theory is finding different means of achieving athletic success is part of the game as well and if the athlete is staying within the spirit of sport i.e. competing to win against an opponent within the rules of the game, therefore the athlete is not deviant.
Introduction: The use of drugs in sports is termed Doping. It is the use of any stimulant ordinarily utilized to build the individual of activity in athletic rivalry over the normal. Any individual intentionally acting or aiding as clarified above shall be prohibited from wherever where this guidelines are set up or in the event that he or she is a competitor be suspended for a period or generally from further support in armature sports under purview of its league. The use of medication use in sport is both undesirable and as opposed to the morals of sport. Subsequently I believe that the use of drugs in sport ought to be banned.
These drugs help enhance performance levels of players. The most commonly abused performance enhancing drugs are anabolic steroids like danabol and stanzanol which help increase the levels of testosterone in the body to help muscular growth and performance. These drugs are usually taken by intramuscular injections or orally consumed. Players abuse these substances to make themselves give out more than what they are naturally capable of. Doping helps the players gain more endurance and stamina and helps them recover faster than what they would naturally.
Banning Drugs in Sports 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. However, it is argued that drugs should be panned in sports because they will affect people 's health and it may lead them to death.
One of the reasons are that the products help athletes heal faster from injuries. Making doping products legal in sports may help athletes such as Lindsey Vonn, heal better by using the human growth hormone, or other steroids, yet these drugs are banned by the International Olympic Committee (Duncan). Allowing the human-growth hormone, and other various substances, may help athletes heal their injuries faster, which will make viewers want to watch their return to see how they play. Another reason why viewers may like having doping products in sports may be because it’s the only way their family can get money. Most athletes choose to dope because the money is more important than the integrity, this could be a reason why doping should be allowed because if they earn the money and don't get caught, they can support their family (Reilly).
The sport has become part of daily life of a person if the passion is stronger than just a simple dream it can be transformed from a hobby to a profession. The incredible part of sports is that no matter which type of sport it is or the varieties of techniques, at the end there is a midpoint which represents union and the connection with your mind and body; it inspires and trills society. Unfortunately, the obsession to have victory can forget completely honesty and integrity; when athletes want to have more physical capacity than the natural one they have they go to the drug to have an over human capacity. Likewise, doping consist in using illegal or prohibited substances in sports to have a better athletic performance. According to ProCon Organization (2011), more
Sports are the sources of recreation, relaxation and physical activity. They provide relief and sense calmness in a life of monotony of routine. They instill and infuse a sportive spirit to take up the heavy burden of life, help us to view life in a lighter sense and encourage us to not get burdened by the everyday traumas but as the ordinary business of living. It is very essential to maintain health and physical fitness alongside balancing life. Sports also encourage the growth of team-spirit.
This point is actually scientifically proven. Research shows that doing sports has an impact on mental health. Many may not know but scientists have proven that doing physical activities actually trigger brain chemicals some of which are named endorphins that make you feel happier and more relaxed. Endorphins are the hormones that make us be less aware of pain and triggers a positive feeling which is most likely happiness. Also, exercise reduces the stress hormones produced in our body.