As many people know the saying goes “cheaters never win.” One time at the summer Olympics 40 plus Chinese swimmers got caught doping and they all got disqualified (procon.org). Also on time in the Olympics an athlete died because he doped (procon.org). If they let the athletes use performance enchaining drugs then it could affect their long term health (procon.org). Some people think that the athletes should be able to use drugs because they have the same rights as other people that take drugs do. It would be unfair for the people that don’t use drugs to play a game against players that use drugs (procon.org).
Drug Testing Student Athletes - Influential or Useless? As spoken by the International Olympic Committee(IOC), “The administration of or use by a competing athlete of any foreign substance to body or injection of substance is unfair to the competing fields” (Yesalis 1). Basically any athlete who decides to use substances of any kind should be considered a lousy winner in the competition field and should be ashamed of their wrong-doing because many people choose to shortcut their way out of things instead of doing their best for higher achievement. Though many student athletes are considered elite and especially talented in the in the sporting field in which they are involved in, many audiences take observance of how the performing athlete appears which causes suspiciousness of the use of illegal substances or drugs; so when the suspicion of drugs are expressed through concern, that is where drug testing the elite performers comes into play. Cheaters never prosper and cheaters never win because in the end, harm will be done.
It is not fair to other athletes who work their butts off day in and day out to achieve greatness. These drugs are not worth the risk. It’s not worth knowing that the only way you got to the top of the game was by cheating. A saying that everyone knows is cheaters never win... so get rid of performance enhancing drugs in sports or watch the concept of sports take a huge turn for the worse in the future .
When the participan... ... middle of paper ... ...arm to athletic associations, then the drugs should at least be approved and meet the Food and Drug Administration standards. Although some athletes may not realize it, combining sports and drugs can disturb your game in many ways. While drugs are not banned completely, most athletic associations have tried to put a stop to them since they cause a huge problem in America. This research clearly states that performance enhancing substances should not be legal in any sport associations because it presents a scarcity of sportsmanship. In 2010, “Mark McGwire, who broke Roger Maris’ single season home run record in 1998, admits to using steroids during his career” (Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports).
Allowing of doping would ruin this system of rules and change what we expect from sports, which is to ascertain who has better skills. The other part of Cashmore’s solution is misleading. Medications athletes are using are des... ... middle of paper ... .... National Institute on Drug Abuse, n.d. Web. 19 Feb. 2014. .
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?
The Federal Government realized that the use of anabolic steroids is a form of cheating and defrauds the players and fans of “real” competition. As a result, for the concern of the athletes’ health and concern for the ethical standards of the game played, the Anabolic Steroid Act of 1990 (ASCA) was enacted (Tynes, 2006). The ASCA was passed to help the growing concerns of the wide spread of harmful substances that could cause long- term effects (Tynes, 2006). The ASCA made it illegal to take an unapproved substance while playing a professional sport. This research paper will examine professional athletes who participated in the major leagues and Olympic Games who used steroids to defraud the Major Leagues Business and Olympic Associations to gain fame and fortune.
We will also take into account how negative public perception has tarnished the reputation of many sports. What are steroids? Those most commonly used by sports figures fall into the category of “anabolic steroids” and are defined by Merriam-Webster as: “ …any of a group of usually synthetic steroid hormones that increase constructive metabolism and are sometimes abused by athletes in training to increase tempor... ... middle of paper ... ...ent effective policies. Action begins, but seems to go nowhere. After all, if these athletes used illegal drugs, shouldn’t they be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, as would anyone who used a controlled substance in an illegal manner?
Either way the leagues should enforce a stricter punishment for possession of steroids which may include jail time. Steroids are a cancer to the game and should be banned. The drug is effecting the players in the past, present, and the future. Athletes who are guilty need to own up and realize how severely they are impacting the game and that they are not the only ones being effected. If a record is broken by a player who is later guilty of steroid use, their record should be taken away and not count.
Ultimately, these cheating athletes are superior in the field and dominate the other athletes that do not take steroids and how can you call that a fair game when the athletes are not equal in performance due to a enhancing drug. To further the argument, performance enhancing drugs must remain against the law to protect the athlete’s health and well being. If today’s athletes are going to be so careless and take these drugs, we as a society must step in and take control of what these athletes are putting in their bodies. And if they continue to break the law by taking performance enhancing drugs, then they must suffer the consequences by possibly being banned from the sport for an extended period of time or a lifetime ban, which would be a result of them possibly losing their salaries Chism 2 and their livelihood, endorsements and possible prison time. We must take this issue with more than a grain of salt and step up and do what is right for our athletes of all sports.