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.
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. Along with Alex Rodriguez, another baseball star, Manny Ramirez has been handed suspensions in 2009 and 2011, (Baseball Almanac). The suspension in 2009
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 years, the use of performance-enhancing drugs has haunted all levels of sport, baseball taking the majority of the publicity. Many have lost sight of the fact that baseball players are not the only athletes that face this life threatening addiction. Due to the amount of padding they have to wear, football players can easily disguise their size therefore keeping them from receiving scrutiny from the public. This has allowed more and more players to look to PEDs in order to gain an edge over their opponents. The issue spans to not only the professional level, but the high school and collegiate divisions as well. Because the National Football League sits on a higher platform, they bring in an exceptional amount of money compared to that
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
“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?
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. We see them as a negative thing but some of us need them for our daily lives.
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.
Alex Rodriguez has been receiving a lot of attention he has been known for his skills on the ball field but recently got caught using steroids.Alex Rodriguez became a home run champ and a three-time MVP during his years with the Texas Rangers New York Yankees until he was suspended for the entire 2014 season for using performance-enhancing drugs.This research will analyze why athletes dope in sports and how it negatively affects the athlete 's health.
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.
Performance enhancing drugs are substances or drugs that are used to improve any form of activity performance in humans. These performance enhancing drugs have the ability or potential to tremendously alter the human body. The use of those performance enhancing drugs in competitive sports is known as doping. This includes the fact that it can also improve an athlete's performance in certain areas. This is the reason why many athletes and bodybuilders are associated with the use of PEDs (Reardon and Creado, 2014). Even though, these performance enhancing substance can improve an athlete's performance, but they also can cause many negative effects on the athletes body. This is the reason why the use of many performance enhancing drugs has been banned in sports
Imagine being so strong and fast, being able to out lift and run anyone or anything; being built and muscular, the best on the team. Now imagine losing a career, everything ever worked hard for. These are two outcomes of these addictive drugs called steroids. This is a common problem that happens in every sport, and can happen to anyone who takes these, but steroids can become very addictive and could potentially hurt athletes career and health. Even if allowed by sports, it is still a bad thing to do. Performance enhancing substances can potentially cause cancer, addiction, and in extreme cases athletes consuming these could put themselves or someone else in the hospital. They can also give children the wrong idea and have them believing these dangerous substances are okay to use. These are just some of the many reasons why performance enhancing substances are harmful to an athlete's health and should be banned from major league sports.
Doping has been a big issue in many sporting events. There are many athletes that get away with it and there are many who don’t. The Olympics is one of many examples where doping is a big issue. These athletes risk their careers when they use performance enhancing drugs. If they are caught before the event, they are not allowed to compete. If they are caught after the event, they must forfeit their medals and their records are erased. Sometimes, countries are banned from the Olympic. Because of the doping in the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), decided last month, that the Russian Olympic team is not allowed to compete in the 2018 Winter Olympics, taking place in Pyeongchang, South Korea. This is the harshest punishment in Olympic history.