“A positive drug test can destroy an athlete 's career and tarnish his or her legacy”(Porterfield,25). Fans look up to athletes as role models but since fans look up to them so much they do things to stay at the top of there games. Yes athletes want to be the best in the league but it doesn 't take drugs to become that it takes hard work so why do it. So I think there should be a harsher punishment for athletes caught using steroids and performance drugs because of health problems, it gives them an unfair advantage plus it gives the sport and athletes a bad reputation.
The first reason why drugs should be panned is because drugs can cause death. Many people think that if they took drugs or hormones they will be stronger, faster and much more better than the other, will this is true, but it will cause sudden death and then being better or stronger won't matter. For example, there are some people who takes winning at competitions really seriously, so they do whatever it takes even if they took drugs or use any other illegal steroids to win. This is wrong, unethical and it will destroy people's health rather than improving it. Also, according to some of the famous athletes in body building, they take drugs and hormones to increase their muscle density so they can win and some of them got killed in the process of doing
Drug abuse is nothing to look lightly on. Drugs tear down an athlete’s body, or anyone that is abusing the drug. The liver is a vital organ, which means no one can live without it. Drugs will make an abuser over work this organ and kill it and that person. Steroids give results right way that are good signs, but that athlete or human is killing things inside them that really matter. Many players have been caught using these drugs. Stats from the greats have proven that the performance-enhancers have really stepped up the game in a player. Great players that did not start their career out so great, ended in with great stats. Some players picked the wrong path by getting into drugs, like steroids. Players need to do everything naturally, and work hard to be at the top of their game. Players are taking the easy and fast way of getting to the top by using drug, but it is the wrong way. Athletes need to prove to their selves that working naturally can work if they dedicate themselves to it. Drug abuse is a serious matter and can destroy a human’s body, so as athletes or people that can help someone struggling need to take a stand against the use of
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
The year 1998 was considered to be one of the most exciting years of baseball. Mark McGwire, first baseman for the Saint Louis Cardinals, and Sammy Sosa, outfielder for the Chicago Cubs were teeing off Home Runs in the midwest sky. Both Sosa and McGwire were chasing Roger Maris’s seemingly “unbeatable” record. In 1961, Maris hit 61 Home Runs, setting the record for most home runs in a single season. Throughout the years, players came close, but were unable to break the seemingly invincible record, until the 1998 season. Then, not only did one player surpass the 61 home run mark, but two players did: McGwire ended the season with 70 hits; while Sosa ended with 66. This was an exciting time for the MLB, 1998
This article is written by Dr. David R. Mottram, B.Pharm., Ph.D., F.R.Pharm.S. who is an Emeritus Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Liverpool John Moores University in Liverpool, UK. This article tackles multiple subjects on the topic of performance enhancing drugs. Firstly, it tackles the many reasons why athletes would use performance enhancing drugs. 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
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
It is unfair to to competing athletes that do not use PED’s and it is destructive to the the history of records and awards. Steroids being used by our role models and awe inspiring athletes, creates a falseness to the sports field as a whole. It disrupts the trust in all professional athletes. From a very young age, we are taught that cheating is wrong. As young children, we would not dare cheat because of the consequences. However, in this day and age, athlete seek greatness by using performance enhancing drugs, yet it only destroys the authentic feel to the sports we love and
Insulin, a drug used to save the lives of people who suffer from diabetes, has recently been used by many athletes to increase muscle growth. The problem is that these protein can have a severe side effect if taken incorrectly or in wrong amounts. It can cause serious health complications, and even deaths. Drug testing and the strict punishments that can come along with it need to be enforced much more than they are today. The fines and suspensions we have seen as of late are a stepping stone to rid athletics of the performance enhancing substances. These are necessary not only to “clean up” the different sports, but also for player
Being branded a cheat has a negative impact on not only on your career, but it also affects the individual. This is because of the public 's view of athletes as a sports people changes when they are caught cheating. Arguably being stripped of your Olympic medals has a huge effect on your personal emotions and can cause long-term psychological damage. For example,Lance Armstrong was stripped of the 7 biking titles he won as he was under the influence of performance drugs when he raced and to date has not been allowed to race again. We need to educate the athletes so that they understand that there are long-term impacts from taking performance enhancing drugs. Not only physically but also emotionally and psychologically. Another example of a negative impact of being branded a drug cheat is when
Performance enhancement drugs used by professional athletes who strive, or want to separate themselves from mediocrity and desire super stardom these athletes should not be penalized. Furthermore, athletes who are willing to take the journey down the path of using foreign substance on their bodies they should be allowed. Therefore professional athletes, functioning on their own recognizance, they have the monetary means, and it’s their body which is their own property. Consequently no athlete, or professional organization sets out to finish second or doesn’t attempt to win the highest honors in their respective sport. The athlete hands should not be tied because others haven’t
¨Richard Callicott, former Chief Executive of UK Sport, stated in a Nov. 1, 2003 article titled¨ "Yes or No? Question of the Week: Drugs in Sport," published in The Times (London):"As
Even though using performance enhancement drugs can give athletes benefits, but it can also cause harm and severe danger as well, therefore using drugs in sports should still be illegal. Competitors would prepare harder and try to meet their goals while some will attempt to cheat their way by utilizing enhanced medications to expand their capacities even beyond. The want to win is very affected in the idea of games, and a few competitors will do whatever it takes to ascend to the top. Over the most recent few years, numerous competitors in various games have been caught using performance enhancement drugs. At the point when a competitor tests positive to participate in sports, the competitor is either disqualified or suspended for the entire game. The opposing side believes that the use of performance enhancement drugs are helpful because it makes sports fair and safer. The other side believes that
Many people argue that athletes should be able to enhance their performance while others disagree. From a neutral point of view, there are advantages and disadvantages of using PEDs. The advantage, obviously, is increased performance, wether that comes from faster recovery periods or increased oxygen retention o and multiple other methods. This gives an advantage over competitors that do not take drugs. Disadvantages include side effects, which are numerous and can cause life long damage to abusers (the major issue with the use of drugs), unfair advantages and can cause disqualification from competitions and tarnishing of reputations. For example, Lance Armstrong was stripped of titles, banned from the sport and his reputation was destroyed. For some athletes, the short term goal is more important than the