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Consequences of Steroids in Sports - Consequences of Steroids in Sports Every year high school, college, and professional athletes try to get just ?a little bigger,??a little stronger,. and to increase the amount of weights they lift by, ?just a few pounds.. To achieve these goals athletes often turn to anabolic steroids to aid them in achieving their goals. Anabolic steroids are a quick, but dangerous way to increase muscle mass, and they can carry many risks including some life threatening side affects. Years after taking steroids athletes can live to have serious heart problems, sterility, or possibly not even live, all because of foolish decisions they made in the past....   [tags: Sports Atheletes Steroids Essays]
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The Use of Steroids in Professional Sports - The Use of Steroids in Professional Sports They’re among the world’s most controversial drugs. Not Heroin, Ganja, Coke or Crystal Meth, but Anabolic Steroids. Steroids are medical treatments that come in two varieties: Anabolic Steroids and Corticosteroids. These are both synthetic versions of hormones produced naturally in the body but they perform two completely different tasks. Corticosteroids are used by doctors to decrease inflammation. Anabolic Steroids are the familiar term for the synthetic version of the male sex hormone testosterone....   [tags: drugs, heroin, meth, anabolic steroids]
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Steroids in the World of Athletes and Sports - ... The isoform method measures the ratio of 22 kDa polypeptide growth hormone to total growth hormone in the body. This is a difficult test to do successfully because it has a very short window of detection. It only takes forty-eight hours after injecting HGH for growth hormone to return to normal levels so it has proven to be difficult to catch athletes abusing HGH. What makes it even more difficult is most athletes know this and will stop injecting HGH multiple days before they are tested. Consequently, most athletes are caught using HGH when they are randomly tested (Holt, 2013)....   [tags: debate, controversy, athletes, sports] 1611 words
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Use of Steroids in Sports - When athletes compete for excellence in sports, the use of steroids or other supplements often times may be a cause for disqualification in a sports event. Many athletes today subscribe to the idea that steroids should be allowed in sports competition. They admit that steroid and supplement use enhances natural athletic ability and endurance and, thus, promotes athletes to perform better in competition. These same athletes are convinced that doctors and the government advance the “side effect” argument mostly as a scare tactic to preserve the “purity of athletic competition....   [tags: Anabolic Steroids Use Athletics]
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The World of Sports and Steroids - The World of Sports and Steroids In the world of sports it's not rare to see athletes give their all for the love of the game. From sunrise to sundown they practice everyday to perfect their game. Then there are those who take an alternative route, call it cheating. These athletes are taking performance enhancers such as creatine, androstenedione and worst of all, anabolic steroids. Anabolic steroids are chemicals that act like hormones (substances in your body that regulate bodily functions)....   [tags: Papers] 527 words
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Steroids and Sports - Steroids and Sports Steroids, ever since their introduction into the sports world five decades ago, they have been a controversial issue (WebMD medical news). Anabolic performance dates as far back as the original Olympic Games. Today walking into any gym you will find some one who is using steroids or some kind of enhancement supplement. Anabolic steroids are so popular with athletes from high School level all the way up to the top. For the past fifty years, athletes around the world use steroids to gain muscle mass, and along with regular work-outs try to achieve the results they desire....   [tags: Sports Argumentative Drugs Essays]
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The Use of Steroids in Sports - The Use of Steroids in Sports Before the 1990's, athletes were unique. They were able to capitalize on their God-given talents, and make themselves famous based on their skill. But then something happened. Steroids began to play a bigger and bigger role in sports. No longer were the most naturally gifted athletes becoming the stars. Now, it can be said that whoever has the best pharmacist can be the best athlete. As the amount of performance enhancing steroids increases in professional sports, many athletes are gaining an unfair advantage over their competition....   [tags: Steroids Drug Abuse Athletics Ethics Essays] 1166 words
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Anabolic Steroids and Sports - Ever since their introduction into sports in the later 1950's the use of anabolic steroids has been a controversial issue.  Much debate has arisen dealing with whether steroids should be allowed for performance enhancement.  If you're not familiar with them, The 1994 Merrian-Webster Dictionary   defines an anabolic steroid as,  "any of a group of synthetic hormones sometimes taken by athletes in training to increase temporarily the size of their muscles."             However, it's not just the athletes preparing for rigorous competition that have been using these drugs.  Business Weekly told of a study performed by the University of Illinois School of Public Health in which the results wer...   [tags: Anabolic Steroids Use by Athletes] 772 words
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Steroids in Sports: Right or Wrong? - Steroids in Sports, Right or Wrong. “We have to make some radical move to get the attention of everyone. Cheaters can't win and steroids have put us in the position that it's OK to cheat.” (Lou Brock). Steroids in professional sports has became a major issue and has yet to be justified. Steroids boost the intensity of the game and provide the athletes with more agility and skill to play the game, but should it be fair to allow them. This would give some players an advantage in their sport over the players who reject the drugs....   [tags: doping, drugs, medication, dosage]
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Sports: Avoid the Steroids - Since 2009 social activists from the United States have been attempting to reduce the amount of young male teens using steroids due to the fact that they have dangerous effects. After much research, there have been signs of delayed puberty in those young men using steroids. The mere use of this drug has also been linked to post-traumatic stress. The most dangerous of all the side effects has to be the violence and mania known as “roid rage” that these young men suffer. Including depression, all of these dangerous effects are the reason that we have seen the presence of activists throughout the United States....   [tags: steroid abuse, addiction]
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The Future of Steroids in Sports - There are many controversies today on what should be allowed in sports. Many people have many different opinions about those controversies. The most important controversy would be whether or not steroids should be allowed in the sporting world. All sports have included tests that are mandatory for all players to participate in randomly whenever they are approached. The side effects of performance enhancing drugs are very serious and should never be ignored. As long as with the boost in performance that players experience when they use these medications also....   [tags: Performance Enhancing Drugs]
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The Use of Steroids in Sports - Professional sports are America’s way of exhibiting true athleticism and skill, but when an athlete uses steroids, it not only diminishes the integrity of the sport, but also the integrity of America as a country. Since the beginning of sports, people have competed to be the best they could be, whether it be Romans fighting to the death, or friendly competition. Although these drugs may be the gateway, or shortcut to success, the athletes who abuse these drugs are not aware of how much they impact the sport and their self....   [tags: athletes, drugs, antidoping]
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Steroids and Sports: Baseball Problems - No matter what level of baseball an athlete competes in, they will do almost anything to gain an advantage on their opponent and to win. Unfortunately, this leads many players; not just in professional baseball, but high school and college, as well, to turn to steroids. There have been numerous scandals amongst some of the greatest hitters in history, names such as Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, Jason Giambi, Sammy Sosa, and many others, are associated with using performance enhancing drugs (peds)....   [tags: nabolic and androgenic, masculine ] 1967 words
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Steroid a Big Fraud in Sports - Thesis Statement The use of steroids by athletes has become very prevalent to improve performance in their sport, and have a better physical appearance, in order to get fame and money. The use of anabolic steroids by athletes has become common in modern times in order to improve their performance in the sports they play. I strongly disagree with the use of steroids by athletes because three main reasons. First, it is a fraud the use of any method that makes people become better in sports, because that will also let fraud in any other aspect of our live....   [tags: Steroids, Sports, Athletes, Fraud]
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Sports Have No Room for Performance Enhancers - People talk about the great players that have played before, Lawrence Taylor, Babe Ruth, Muhammad Ali, Wayne Gretzky, and Michael Jordan. These players were amazing athletes who played the game they loved every day. These legends would give one hundred and ten percent every time they stepped onto the field, into the court, or onto the rink. One thing we do not associate with these players is the use of any illegal substances to boost their level of play. But today we have gold medalists being stripped of their Olympic medals, players facing a lifetime ban, and every day another athlete being suspended for a shorter period of time....   [tags: Professional Sports, Athletes, Steroids]
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Use of Steroids in Sports - As the use of performance enhancing drugs is becoming more popular among athletes, many of them don't understand the risks involved in taking these drugs. Many people are looking for a quick way to build muscle, or to get stronger the fastest way possible. Using these performance aids may very well be a quick fix for many athletes, but taking these supplements is unethical and dangerous. Using special drugs to boost an athletes performance is degrading to sports and to the athlete. The human body can produce the same substances naturally, without taking drugs, but people continue to load up on these supplements such as creatine or androstenedione....   [tags: Drugs and Sports]
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The Development of Anabolic Steroids in Sports - In 1935 German chemist Leopold Ruzicka synthesized the first human usable injectable version of testosterone which changed sports from that point forward. The two who synthesized the human usable hormone, Butenadt’s and Ruzicka received a nobel prize for their work testosterone. A few years later in the 40’s testosterone-propionate, a specific form of testosterone, was first used by the soviets to improve athletic performance. This led to the Soviets dominance in the olympics in the 60’s. From then on the evolution of performance enhancing drugs expanded exponentially and in turn the use increased dramatically....   [tags: synthetic testosterone, ]
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Steroids in Professional Sports - Steroids in Professional Sports Sports is one of the most popular forms of entertainment we have today. Whether it’s football, basketball, soccer, baseball, etc., fans are willing to pay ridiculous amounts of money in order to watch sports. There are few issues in the world of sports. But there is one issue that stands out, steroids. Although steroids may increase strength, stamina and athleticism, they are incredibly harmful to your body and should never be used. Still, some athletes persist in taking them, knowing that these substances provide a physical advantage....   [tags: anabolic hormone testosterone]
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Steroids in Sports - Professional sports are very special in the United States. One reason for this is the spirit of competition. However, steroid use taints this competition. If steroids were to be completely eliminated from sports, the competition would be much more special because athletes would compete with their hearts and will, without an extra boost. Also, since not everybody can be a professional athlete, the elimination of steroid use, in my opinion, would make the fans appreciate the game more and make them feel more relatable....   [tags: Athletics Steroid Performance Enhancing Drug] 1136 words
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Steroids Should be Banned in Sports - Currently it is an estimated that at least 6.67 percent of high school seniors in the United States have tried steroids, which is 500,000 males between the ages of 17 and 18 (Anabolic Steroids). The pressure of steroids on teenagers is constantly drilled into their heads because they associate increased strength with perfection. Teenagers are under immense pressure to be perfect. Kids are pressured to do well in school, sports, and any other activities that they are participating in. Anything other than the best is unacceptable and failure which strikes and leads to disrespect....   [tags: persuasive, argumentative essays] 2666 words
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Steroids in Sports - Steroids in Sports The phrase, life is not fair, is a very true saying. It is true in life as well as other things you may encounter in your lifetime, including sports. The sports world is not exactly fair due to many reasons, especially because of legal and illegal steroid use. There are different types of steroids used in sports, and most are very controversial, many different groups use them as well. Finally, they have many harmful side-affects. An anabolic steroid is one of a group of synthetic steroid hormones that promote growth of muscles, as well as other tissue in the body (White)....   [tags: Free Essays] 419 words
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Addiction to Steroids in the Book Drugs and Sports by Rodney G. Peck - ... “ We know steroids use among boys usually is more driven by appearance- related motives as opposed to performance enhancement, as we see with pro athletes” Blashill said,” the motives are a bit different”.In the book “ Drugs and Sports” the author Rodney G.Peck states that, “ when a person is addicted to the drug, he or she craves the drug. The person that he or she needs the drug to feel normal.” Performance enhancing drugs have a lot of health problems. The National Institute on Drug Abuse states that,” the major side effects include liver and kidney damage, cancer, and high blood pressure.” You might say so is Ok i can beat all of those diseases, well probably you can but you might n...   [tags: gay and bisexuals, anabolic-androgenic steroids] 594 words
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Anabolic Steroids and Professional Sports - In today’s society having a lean toned body is to die for. Many companies portray the American body, as the “ perfect Body”. They portray this by using disgustingly thin super models to influence young women to want to look like these “beautiful” women, that every man dreams about. From a young age, teens are taught that you are supposed to maintain a lean toned body with little to no fat. Many young teens are influenced by super models and professional body builders and feel they need to be as thin or as “swoll” as them....   [tags: body, body builiding, supplement, athlete]
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Steroids are Ruining Sports in the United States - Steroids are ruining sports in the United States, and they are also going to ruin future athletes if the United States does not put a stop to it. Many young athletes in the United States are taking performance enhancing drugs because they see that professional athletes are doing it and getting results. These teenagers are using steroids because they want to look muscular and fit, but they are not aware of the negative effects steroids have on their bodies. Young athletes do not know that they are not only risking their careers but also their bodies....   [tags: Enhancing Drugs, Athletic Performance]
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The effects of Creatine in Sports Performance - The criteria for articles chosen was that each piece of research needed to involved the intake of CR, and being physically or athletically tested pre and post ingestion of CR with no other supplementation, steroid, or health related drugs involved. All research articles were double blind with placebo groups to prevent the effects of bias and placebo effects. All research was done within the previous 16 years and a balance of gender was aimed for in order to be unbiased but resources were mainly male orientated....   [tags: supplementation, steroids, sports performance]
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Pressure to Succeed Mentality in American Sports - The Pressure to Succeed The Issue “Show me a good loser and I'll show you a loser,” Vince Lombardi once said. This saying could be the unsung anthem of American sports for children and teenagers. Everyone loves to win. In sports there is always competition. Is there too much emphasis on “the win” for kids and teens. This issue is important because it essentially develops the way children and teenagers think and react; it will affect them later on in life. Too much emphasis on winning is a problem because there is extensive pressure from parents and coaches, and the consequences can be severe....   [tags: Sports, Winning, Support, Steroids]
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Performance Enhancing Drugs Should Be Banned in Professional Sports - In 2013, 12 Major League Baseball players each received fifty game suspensions without pay for using performance enhancing drugs. Big names such as Ryan Braun and Alex Rodriguez were on this list. Testosterone, an illegal substance, is what is found in the performance enhancing drugs. Testosterone increases male characteristics such as body hair, aggression, deepening of the voice, and of course massive muscle growth (“Steroids” par. 1). Some professional athletes claim to use performance enhancing drugs to recover more quickly from injury; others take them because they have not seen the positive feedback in working out, without the use of the steroids....   [tags: Use Steroids in Professional Sports]
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The Use of Steroids in Sports - Peanuts, hot dogs, the cracking sound of a bat crushing a ball over the left field wall. The ability to thrill so many on limitless levels is a familiar characteristic associated sports. So much attention, time, and money are devoted to sports these days, maybe even too much. Perhaps all the pressure is what has sparked steroid use in sports and stimulated numerous controversies over the subject. The use of steroids is an unfair training method for sports. Unfairness is contrary to laws, marked by deception, and unethical....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Sports and Performance Enhancers Steroids and Blood Doping - ... Michael Rasmussen is a retired Danish rider who competed in many professional road racing and mountain biking events and tours. He won the best climber classification in 2005 and 2006 at the tour de France. In the 2007 tour de France, Michael was suspended from the Danish national cycling team for missing pre-race doping test. Michaels’ response was, "I do admit that I've committed an administrative error. I was informed of this at the Danish championship two and a half weeks ago, so it's no news......   [tags: addiction, Lance Armstrong ] 977 words
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Steroids in Sports Today - Steroids in Sports Today      The United State is a country that thrives on competition. We idolize our sports stars and practically make major athletic events holidays. Children grow up with their favorite athletes plastered to the wall of their bedrooms and dream that one day they will be the next Barry Bonds, Shaqullie O'Neal, or Tom Brady. Professional athletes train year-round to be in ideal psychical shape in order to perform their best. But what happens when their best just isn't good enough....   [tags: Athletes Athletics Drugs Performance Enhancing]
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Steroids Damage both Athletes and Sports - Athletes have passed or failed many tests in their life time. Either on the field or off the field it’s safe to say it would be better if they pass. Failing a test in the class room just means a bad grade. Failing a test in the sports world means an athlete can lose their job, get suspended, lose money, and lose their loyal fans and much more. Athletes can be drug tested for basically anything whether it is illegal drugs or performance enhancing drugs. Steroids are obviously the most well known drug in sports....   [tags: persuasive, argumentative essays] 891 words
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No Steroids In Baseball - In baseball there has always been a steroid issue. In the years since 2005 the problem has expanded. Many more players are now using these drugs to boost their performance. I think that steroids are products that should be absolutely illegal and no player at any time should be able to use them. Steroids are drugs commonly classified as anabolic, androgenic and corticosteroids. Corticosteroids like cortisone are drugs used to control inflammation, and do not build muscle. Anabolic steroids are used by athletes to bulk up and improve their performance....   [tags: Steroids Athletes Drugs Sports Essays Papers]
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Performance-enhancing Drugs and Athletes - ... Sports is a competitive game in which athletes feel obliged to win and strive to become better than others. Although the improvement of sports has increased greatly, there are rules and regulations that must be followed. Sports include the protection of the health and safety of the athletes. It also includes the respect for medical and sport ethics. With unfair advantages due to medical conditions, it does not ensure an equal chance for everyone during a competitive game. Steroids involved in sports causes natural athletes that have beaten incredible and unbelievable records previously to be masked by athletes of today that have exceeded records with the help of performance-enhancing dru...   [tags: sports, steroids, lance armstrong] 658 words
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Performance-Enhancing Drugs in Sports - Performance-Enhancing Drugs in Sports In all areas of sports, professional, college, and even high school, there is widespread illegal use of performance-enhancing drugs. Although there are many reasons for athletes to choose to use these drugs, the cost of such use, both to the athlete and to society can be extraordinarily high. It is important to understand why performance-enhancing drugs are used and what are the consequences of their use to the athlete and society. One of the reason athletes choose to use performance-enhancing drugs is to bulk up....   [tags: Sports Steroids Drugs Essays]
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The Use of Steroids in Athletics and its Effects on Athletes - The Use of Steroids in Athletics and its Effects on Athletes According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, an athlete is defined as “a person who is trained or skilled in exercises, sports, or games requiring physical strength, agility, or stamina.” Athletes train and practice year-round to prepare for the competition and challenges. At times during the preparation, injuries are sustained and fatigue is endured. To rid themselves of these obstacles, athletes take performance-enhancing drugs, which are also known as steroids....   [tags: Athletics Sports Drugs Steroids Essays]
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Anabolic Steroids Use by Athletes: A Threat to Body and Mind - "Anything of worth or value in life must be worked for." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson In the world of sports today, anabolic/androgenic steroid use is a vast problem. Since its’ introduction into Russian weightlifting, it has been expanding with no signs of stopping. It has spread into every major sport, with usage by every age and race. The use continues to grow, even with a lengthy list of serious health, legal, and ethical concerns. Because of our society's adoration of muscle, athletes put their athletic goals higher on their priority list than their long-term health....   [tags: Anabolic Steroids Use In Sports]
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Against Steroids in Sports - “…medical researchers believe that between 1 and 3 million youths and adults have taken anabolic steroids in one form or another specifically to enhance their looks or athletic performances,” stated Nuwer (Nuwer, 61). As astounding as these figures are, the number of performance drug users is steadily increasing. With this progressively increasing numbers, it is projected that millions more will use steroids in the immediate future (Newer, 61). Athletes have always sought an advantage in competition even if ignoring the law and their health if necessary....   [tags: Performance Enhancing Drugs Atheltics] 2231 words
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The Use of Steroids is Banned in Professional and Organized Sports - ... It would be easier to allow PEDs in sports than to constantly test athletes that are suspected cheaters. Plus from a business stand point it makes more sense for professional sports to legalize performance enhancers. One needs only to look to the late 1990’s where Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa put together two of the most memorable baseball seasons in the history of Major League Baseball. The home run race was popular world wide as jerseys flew off the shelves for these two athletes, especially in 1998 when Mark McGwire shattered Roger Maris’ 37 year old single season home run record....   [tags: NFL, performance enhancers] 539 words
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Steroids and Sports Don’t Mix - The problems of doping in sports began to surface in the late 1950's, because of rumors that coaches were allowing players to use performance-enhancing drugs. The 1956 Olympic Games where plagued with athletes using performance-enhancing drugs, so countries began to speak out against the harm that drugs were causing to the athletes and the sport (6 Anonymous). Long-term use of performance-enhancing drugs will destroy athlete's bodies. Doping is the use of illegal substances that is harmful to athlete's health and is capable of enhancing performance....   [tags: Doping Example Essays]
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The Use of Steroids in Major League Sports - The Use of Steroids in Major League Sports There has been a lot of controversy about steroids in sports. The pressure has caused some sport stars to admit to their use of steroids. Some of these people are Barry Bonds, Gary Sheffield, and Jason Giambi. Steroids though seem very helpful to professional athletes, it can very dangerous and can help people get advantage over other people. Steroids have been around for a long time. “The first people to use anabolic steroids for athletic enhancement were the Russians who discovered the drug and had great success.” They stared to use the steroids in the 1950’s....   [tags: Athletes Drugs Professional Baseball Doping] 816 words
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Performance Enhancing Drugs: The Illegal Solution of a Lazy Athlete - Around the world today, thousands of athletes compete in various sports and competitions at the supreme level. Synonymously with the hard work the players do outside of athletic contests comes the world-wide notorious dilemma of whether Performance Enhancing Drugs (also known as PED's) should or should not be involved in sports. The sports world classifies a PED as any type of substance that may benefit a person athletically or for any any other uses like endurance. Well, should performance enhancing drugs be allowed in athletic sports all around the world....   [tags: doping in sports, anabolic steroids]
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Steroids Use in Sports: Morally Wrong and Deadly - Throughout the history of athletics, athletes have searched for ways to make themselves better, faster, and stronger. Steroid use is one of the most popular choices among these athletes. Steroids are synthetic hormones that produce specific physiological effects on one's body and have been used since the 1930s (Center for Substance Abuse Research). Although the German Scientists who discovered steroids did not intend to use it for body building or to create better athletes, steroid use has developed into a controversial subject concerning the health of users and other moral issues....   [tags: persuasive, argumentative essays]
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Analysis of Performance Enhancing Drugs - Every athlete dreams of becoming the best player in their sport. For most athletes, this dream was created in their childhood watching their favorite player perform at great levels to achieve success. Most athletes will stop at anything to achieve success, even if that means breaking the rules. An athlete whether the biggest, fastest, or strongest, will always look for something that will give them and extra edge over everybody else, even if that means performance enhancing drugs. With new records being broken day by day, I believe performance-enhancing drugs should be legal in all professional sports....   [tags: sports drugs, steroids, doping]
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Media & Sports: How did Baseball get Affected by Steroids? - ... In 2002 the Major League Baseball Players Association executive director was asked a question by Senator Byron Dorgan, “Is there a problem?” The Senator know there was a problem because a recent National League Most Valuable Player admitted to using steroids in a Sports Illustrated cover story. The MVP Ken Caminiti even admitted to no regrets for steroid use because of the prevalence in the major league (Steroid Era). The media helped baseball lovers push for more testing. In 2002 the major league players and managers both agreed for limited anonymous testing for steroids....   [tags: performance enhancers]
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The Use of Steroids and Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports - I have chosen to write my paper on the topic of steroids and performance enhancing substances that are used today in sports. In this paper I hope to focus on the steroids and performance enhancing drugs and how they have become a problem in sports.      An anabolic steroid is a substance that is related to male sex hormones, known as testosterone. The word “Anabolic” means muscle building. The word “steroids” is just referred to as a drug name or a class of drug. Some athletes have made the decision that they would like to jump higher, run faster, throw harder and hit 100 home runs....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Steroid Essays] 1510 words
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The Use of Creatine in Sports - The Use of Creatine in Sports The first weeks of my senior season of football were the toughest times I had ever had in my life. We had two practices a day. We had one practice early in the morning, and one late in the afternoon. Physically, I wasn't at a level like most of my teammates. I felt like I couldn't do anything on the high school level; plus I was being thrown around like a rag doll. I needed something that would help me reach my potential. That's when I tried creatine. I started out taking small doses of creatine as an energy booster before practice, noticing that I wasn't getting tired and out of breath like I once was....   [tags: Athletics Steroids Drugs Sports Health Essays]
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The History of Performance Enhancement - PEDS – Performance Enhancement Drugs The history of performance enhancement follows a timeline as vastly embedded in our history as the sports themselves. These taboo substances are of the most absolutely misunderstood category in modern medicine, and will remain as such until the cloudy illusion filled veil enveloping them is torn down. The use of performance enhancing “substances/drugs ” for sporting spurs back as far the ancient Greek competitions of old, where contestants often chewed cocoa leaves or a utterly vast array of other “potions/concoctions”....   [tags: sports, drugs, steroids] 1996 words
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For Your Entertainment - For Your Entertainment The sports of today are significantly more brutal, serious and competitive than they ever have been in the past. Athletes in these sports go to great lengths to be called a champion in their sport and some are willing to cross the line and cheat their way to the top. In competitive sports, rules are laid out to level the playing field keep the sport fair so there can be no chance of a person taking advantage of something that not everyone can be expected to do. Steroids and other performance enhancing techniques are prime examples of athletes using specific illegal drugs to enhance their physical performance and give them greater probability of winning and some in th...   [tags: sports, athletes, steroids, testing, fairness]
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Should Performance-Enhancing Drugs Be Banned? - Many Athletes are willing to do whatever it takes to become a professional. One of the easiest ways to enhance natural ability is through performance-enhancing drugs or, PEDs. PEDs are substances used by athletes to increase their performance. The use of PEDs in athletic competition can date back to ancient Greece. Athletes use PEDs to run faster, jump higher and recover at an increased pace. Many athletes are pressured into using PEDs by coaches or managers and are not thoroughly educated the harmful health issues that can come along with taking performance-enhancing drugs....   [tags: professional sports industry, steroids, PED] 1125 words
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Steroid Use in Major League Baseball - Steroid Use in Major League Baseball Steroids are unhealthy for baseball players and they are giving the game of baseball a bad reputation. Since steroids have become such a hot topic in Major League Baseball (MLB) fans have had nothing but bad things to say about the sport and its players. When sports illustrated asked some of its readers to give reaction to the steroid controversy in the MLB here is what baseball fan Howard Langsner from New York had to say 'Horrible, just horrible. We take Olympic medals away from athletes on steroids, but we're supposed to look the other way in MLB because a guy can make the ball go further....   [tags: Sports Drugs Steroids Baseball]
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