With the increase in society taking a stance against violence by many people, sports became an area where some feel that the violent acts, such as the hitting and fighting that occurs should be eliminated. The elimination of this violence should not be done in sport because the violence is a part of the game, which would only hurt its popularity. Violence has been around since time has started. People should just have to live with it and understand that violence has been in sports and leisure activities since the times of the Roman gladiators. There are numerous similarities with the violence that takes place in our sporting events today and the events that took place in the Colosseum.
The euphemistic of boxing is a human blood sport. Although boxing is a popular and active sport, there are other sports who do not intentionally try and physically hurt their rivalry. Boxing should be more controlled as a sport because it encourages violence, causes head injuries, and is dangerous. Boxing enthusiasts state that boxing is nonviolent and can be a good way to let out
A newer sport that has people thriving over it, is mixed martial arts. Sprouting from a mixture of boxing, UFC, and wrestling, MMA is becoming the next big thing. A battle amongst the states have MMA supporters upset everywhere, deciding whether or not MMA should be a legal sport. Many different issues stem from the different debates on whether MMA is a suitable sport to be legal nationwide. MMA should become a legal sport because it has no higher risks of injury than other sports, it teaches young viewers the need to know self defense, and could bring in revenue to the states.
Others even maintain a steady mindset that the drug is in fact cheating, and will not change their minds about it. That is why the drug has not been legalized in sports, I see somewhat differently on that matter. My own view is that these stadiums would not be still running if the people did not attend these games. So
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?
'; Ultimate fighting is an unsafe sport and people should not be permitted to view or compete in such violent competitions. Dr. George Lindberg editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association says, 'Someone's spinal cord could be fractured, an arm could be broken, and choking could result in brain damage. The possibility of injury is very high'; (Sokolove 1). The American Medical Association wants an all out ban on boxing and ultimate fighting. Senator John McCain, the leader in the opposition wants it banned because he is concerned about injury to the competitors (Kirby 20).
Boxing Should Not be Banned In recent years, there have been many campaigns to try and have boxing banned. Those in favour of banning boxing argue that it is dangerous, potentially life threatening and generally unsafe. It can also be argued that it is immoral to give someone money for fighting with someone else. Those who are against boxing being banned argue that it is no more dangerous than other sports. In this essay, I will critically examine each of these arguments and demonstrate to the reader that the sport of boxing should not be banned.
This is because that is how humans are, noy how someone wants to be. The competition makes people want to get better. Steroids are not a way of cheating to get better than someone, they are just a way to gain an edge and push forward in the fight for dominance (McCallum). Steroids are illegal because they “violate the spirit of the sport.” Cortisone shot are not illegal though they remove pain from certain areas once injected into the body (Time). Cortisone shots should be just as illegal as steroids are in the athletic world because injuries come with the risk of the sports.
Examining the term “human cockfighting”, the general consensus is that cockfighting is cruel and inhumane. The fallacy of this label from Senator McCain is that the gamecocks did not have a choice in their fate because cockfighting involves owners placing two gamecocks in a pit causing them to fi... ... middle of paper ... ...of an art is an “occupation requiring knowledge and skill” (Merriam-Webster, Incorporated). On February 4th, 2014 Senator John McCain was giving a speech on Traumatic Brain Injuries in today’s sports and he was quoted saying “that even though he was against MMA in the beginning that today he would watch the sport because of the safety measures in place” (Fightland). That is quite amazing coming from the man who spent so many years trying to ban the sport. There will always be opposition to the sport of mixed martial arts.
Within a few years, the use of steroids be... ... middle of paper ... ...no tests for these masking drugs (Silverstein 68). These techniques and drugs for hiding steroid use are very effective, but this behind-closed-doors steroid use poses an ethical dilemma: is it fair? Most athletes choose to train and compete with nothing more than hard work and determination, and that is the way sports were meant to be. Some athletes, though, choose to put their lives in danger to gain an unfair and unnatural advantage. The users do not see their use as morally wrong because steroids are available to just about everyone, so the other athletes can use them, too.