The wise man Knute Rockne once said, “win or lose, do it fairly.” (Rockne). This quote has a lot of meaning when it comes to sports in today’s world. Athletes often try to choose the easy way out or things. For example, some athletes today try to lie about their strengths.
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).
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.
1st Draft Many people see steroids as a bad thing, but some medicines that doctors give to us contains anabolic steroids. We asked the question should we use steroids or should we ban the use of steroids. A list of articles i found tell tell us and argue about the use of steroids and the types of steroids.
Athletes should not be allowed to use Steroids How would a professional athlete feel if another one won the Most Valuable Player award while using Anabolic Steroids or in other words cheating? Most likely not very good. Athletes using Performing-Enhancing Drugs (PEDS) has been a problem for over twenty years now in multiple sports. Professional Athletes intake of Anabolic Steroids is a reoccurring problem in every sport due to it being tremendously unhealthy, it’s illegal; also it gives players unfair advantages of others.
The question which is on most people minds is what to do with the records of those who are caught using steroids. In a 2005 ESPN poll, more than 60% of respondents wanted the player who used steroids to have their records erased and to eliminate them from the possibility in joining the Baseball Hall of Fame (Cohen, 2005). In an NPR poll, 45% wanted a steroid abuser to have their records stricken from the archives of baseball (Memmott, 2013). MLB should implement a program where on day one all players are briefed about what will happen and to ensure it has consequences. One implementation to this policy is that those in violation while using steroids will cause their team to forfeit any and all games in which that player played.
1. Introduction The purpose of this report is to convey the use and abuse of drugs in sports, mainly in Rugby and to discuss the effects and ethics behind it all. The history of drugs and drug control in sports is discouraging; with ill-informed rules being enforced, cheating and ignorance, the hope of it ending does not look bright. Performance enhancing drugs in Rugby is no secret.
In baseball today, the common solution to deal with steroid use is to hand out suspensions. As discussed before, in the Biogenesis scandal some of the big named baseball players were handed suspensions that could have been detrimental to their organizations. As the suspensions were handed out, some of the players had already faced the speculation of being connected to steroids. Alex Rodriguez in baseball today has been a common face with the discussion of steroids due to his big home runs and RBI stats. It has been proven that Alex Rodriguez has abused steroids yet he has continue used them.
How do I feel about letting players that used steroids in The Hall of Fame? Players using steroids shouldn 't be allowed in the Hall of Fame. Allowing baseball players using steroids in the hall of fame could have a negative impact towards baseball itself and all involved. For example, young baseball players could grow up idolizing a baseball player who uses steroids thinking that steroids are a part of baseball, and the only way to play in the big league is to use steroids. Steroids use can lead to serious health problems.
My research topic is performance enhancer use in sports. Since beginning the research and reading several articles that argue the testing process, advantages of using performance enhancers, the various types and methods, and the medical issues, I have begun to understand why athletes take the risk. Although, I still believe that drugs in sports should be banned and punishable with life time banning from the sport, I have been suede a bit to allow the use, if it was regulated. The demands of the sports world for financial gain is driven by the fans. The better the athletes, the more that sport will be attended and broadcasted.