The use of performance-enhancing drugs that cause over-advantages, unfairness, and cheating to other athletes is becoming more of a problem in the nation today. Furthermore, if athletes do not stop with these drugs or at least create equal rights with the usages, more conflict will occur. The simplest solution is to be fair, do not try to get an advantage over others, and do not cheat. These positive things will not only stop the argument of steroid usage, but also help athletes by making them put in the extra work to get the results their looking for without the use of
Should sports be only about the performance? In the world of sport, competition is to be the number one reason why steroid use has become popular among athletes. This is a controversial issue because it makes the athletes get to the point of make the risk to using steroids. When an athlete performs extremely well at the Olympics many fans then start to become suspicious on whether or not that athlete is on some type of drug. In the following readings, “A Shot in the Rear: Why Are We Really against Steroids?” by L. Caplan, “The Science of Doping”, by Christie Ashwanden, “Genetically Modified Athletes” by John Naish, and “When Winning Costs Too Much” by John McCloskey,
People see things on TV, the Internet, or in magazines of these amazing athletes or bodybuilders who are bigger than a building, and they want to look and be just like them. So, many athletes will train for years and years, and spend hours in the gym, but they don’t get the results that they see in the media. This is when many athletes will turn to the use of steroids. Even though the Federal Government has given a lot of money to aid in research on steroid use, there has not been sufficient evidence to deter athletes from using them. But, the list of side effects of steroids is lengthy, such
The need to use these drugs derives from the values certain players learn from sports: striving for distinction, sacrificing for the greater good of the team, and playing through the pain (Kreager 482.) They long to reach a certain level of play so badly, they sacrifice their integrity to do so, and the widespread use of performance enhancing drugs are a clear example of this mindset. Many athletes work hard to achieve excellence in their sport but never reach their ultimate goal, and these athletes, as well as those who seek a shortcut to glory, receive temptation to experiment with performance enhancement through pharmacological means. Their use of drugs stems directly from prioritizing winning over
“Why It’s Time to Legalize Steroids In Professional Sports” written by Chris Smith portrays a strong argument promoting the legalization of steroids. Before reading Smith’s article I was completely against the entire idea of legalizing steroids. However, after reading this article I find the idea to be less absurd. Smith did not convince me that the legalization of steroids is what our society should in fact do, but he did make a few decent points.
Professional athletes are always in competition with one another. Whether they want to be the leading homerun hitter in the MLB or the fastest sprinter in the Olympics, some athletes will stop at nothing to be the star of their chosen profession. Often times, if strict training doesn’t help, athletes turn to other, often illegal, solutions, such as performance-enhancing drugs. There has been speculation and confirmation about athletes using drugs to further themselves professionally since the late 1800s when amphetamine was first synthesized. This issue has been further publicized since Lance Armstrong’s doping scandal. Since the 1990s, many major athletic organizations have enforced drug testing standards to avoid such scandals. Lance Armstrong’s
Anabolic steroids are often used by athletes in order to gain muscle in a shorter amount of time compared to if they workout without the use of steroids. Steroids work by the synthetic hormones in them mimicking testosterone to stimulate protein formation in the muscle and it also reduces the amount of rest needed before working out again, allowing the user to maximize their amount of muscles. It seems ideal; however, it has several health risks that can cause serious damage to the liver, cardiovascular system, and reproductive system. The user of steroids knows these risks, but some continue to use them. Recently there has been an increase in steroid use in high school students. There’s some controversy in whether high school students should
Performance Enhancing Drugs (PED’s) are drugs which are used to alter or enhance ones athletic performance or physical capabilities. Some examples of PED’s are Anabolic Steroids and Human Growth Hormones. These drugs are currently illegal in almost all professional sports. Although a lack of substantial testing as resulted in the fact that they are still in wide consumption. The major issues with PED’s are there health effects and whether or not they are “fair” and give some athletes a greater advantage. Through my research I have discovered that there are Meany ways in which PED’s do not negatively effect the people who use them or the sports they compete in.
Americans love sports. There is no other way to say it. Tennis, cycling, soccer, baseball, racing, basketball, golf, and football are a few of the top sports that Americans like to play and especially like to watch at a professional level. It is an exciting thing to witness one’s favorite pastimes being played by the best of the best in competition with each other. The down side of all of it is that often times, it is revealed that the athletes with the highest performance are also the same athletes that are using drugs like steroids to enhance their performance and abilities on the playing field, track, or court. The question then becomes who will make rules about drugs in sports like steroids? Who will punish the ones who break these rules?
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. 195 athletes said yes if they scenario was 'you will not be caught and you will win' " Unbelievably, any athlete is just waiting for any opportunity that gives him an advantage over his opponents. Although some athletes would accept it, it is still not permitted and strictly administrated at any sports competition. People forward to the enhancing of drugs in sports say athletes have the right to do anything they want to there bodies and that know what could be the consequences. First of all, athletes shouldn't do this to their
Performance enhancing drugs should not be allowed not only because of the unfairness of them but also because of the damages it can do to the athlete and others around them. Drugs like steroids can cause you to have mood swings and psychological problems. Along with psychological problems it can cause health problems and body changes. Above all that it is very illegal and comes with great punishments for the use and trafficking of them. Even though it is helpful for sports and easy to acquire they are still illegal and dangerous. Drugs will mess with your brain and rewire your personality and body systems. Use of these drugs are definitely not the type of people we want representing our
In ancient Rome, participants drank herbal infusions to greatly improve muscular strength and endurance. The performance enhancing drugs were perfectly acceptable in ancient Rome. In the late nineteenth century, coca and cocaine were popular because ''they staved off the sense of fatigue and hunger brought on by prolonged exertion.'' (Murray, 1993) More recently, athletes have replaced coca and cocaine with anabolic steroids and male hormone(testosterone). Anabolic steroids have both positive and negative effects on the body. The performance enhancing drugs particularly anabolic steroids improve recovery rate, muscular strength, and muscular endurance. However, negative effects associated with anabolic steroids far outweigh the positive. Anabolic steroids have been shown to enhance the risk of cardiovascular disease(heart attack), liver diseases and decrease immune system effectiveness. On July 13, 1967, Tommy Simpson died during the 13th stage of the Tour de France. His autopsy revealed traces of an amphetamine and brandy. Tommy Simpson's death had created pressure for sports organizations to take action against
PEDS are any substance or chemical that alters the regular hormonal functions of the body. The most often used PEDS include steroids, human growth hormone, diuretics,
Politics behind drug testing is a complex matter, in which it is very difficult to make the right decision and correct actions, which would lead to elimination of performance enhancing drugs from sports. Beside the point that a drug test costs a small amount of money, there are still politics involved behind every drug test, ranging from private school to professional sports clubs. The politicians such as the governments from around the world, which are a part of WADA, decide whether
Anabolic steroids was created to be undetectable by current drug tests and they made without approved by medical doctor. The word ‘anabolic’ is referring to increase body muscle building for mens athlete to make their muscle is more bigger than others sportspeople (as citing in National Institute Drug Abuse, 2012). When they are having big muscle, they have enough energy to perform better performance during sports. Like, they can join any particular activity to gain top ranking and prizes after won the competition. Based on Food and Drug Administration (FDA), anabolic steroids haven’t been tests to represent health for athletes. Apart from this, many of them are taking anabolic steroids at doses that are much higher than those prescribed for medical reasons. The men and women athlete will be having severe acne on their face too by taking anabolic steroids. For example, they will be facing many pimple on their face and feel pain when pimple have became swelling on athlete’s face. From this apart, will be difficult to them for washing their own face when they are taking bath after sports. Meanwhile, it can also effect both of women and men will be out body hair. It is normal for men have body hair but for women it is bad. But if they are taking anabolic steroids, it will out more body hair and made their body will feel amused about the hair body on