e of performance enhancing drugs in sports Performance enhancing drugs should be prohibited in all associations in sports. Not only because it dismantles the playing field for all athketes but it ruins athlete’s lives and careers in many ways. Titles can be revokes and winnings can be rejected. The side effects are horrendous and it ruins the love for the sport each true athlete participates in. Athletes think that performance enhancing drugs level out the playing field and let all of the current athletes compete on the same level.
Steroid doping and other have become the biggest scourge of professional sports leagues, and that’s why it may be time they were made legal. Athletes are never going to stop intaking the drugs and banning the drugs in sports will never be successful. We can all choose whether or not to improve and to be the better person or to stay normal.
Steroids are used by athletes in baseball, football, and in Olympic events in hopes of finding the edge to make them the best in their sport. By mimicking the anabolic effects of testosterone, steroids help build tissues, help muscle recovery after injuries, and strengthen bones. "We live in a very fast world now and, we're always looking for a shortcut. We always want to get rich the fastest way, we want to get famous the fastest way, we want to get strong and be competitive the fastest way," Arnold Schwarzenegger said, on why athletes take steroids. Some athletes simply do not feel like they can compete with the best in the world without a little help.
For instance, many people will be in favor of more steroid testing because they want all the dishonest players out. People want the competition and the level of play fair. Nobody wants to have a league where 90% of the players follow the rules and workout and mold there body bodies by using hard work, and see the other ten percent just simply take a quick injection of some steroid and have there bodies bigger and faster than the rest (Shaikin). Next, and overwhelmingly people want previous records and accomplishments stricken from the record if that person is taking steroids. For example, take a player like Sanfrancisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds, who had 73 home runs in a single season a few years ago and people want him tested for steroids (Brown).
Steroids increase muscle mass and strength which helps athletes recover quicker from injuries. Athletes also seek this effect through the use of over the counter substances such as Cocaine, Marijuana, and Steroids especially at the high school level. These drugs do have some medical uses but are carefully controlled when used for medical reasons and are illegal unless used in accordance with a prescription. Efforts are being constantly being made to ensure that sports can once again be played with true sportsmanship spirit. It is for countries and Participants to help in jointly maintaining the pride of participation and competition.
Performance Enhancing Drugs and their Effects Sports are America's number one source of entertainment. We often love to see game-winning homeruns, hail marys, eighty yard runs, and records being broken. We want OUR athletes to be at their best. We do not care at whose expense this entertainment comes, we just want our money's worth. How do these athletes perform at such high levels day in and day out?
Steroids accomplish numerous other things which can give an athlete the edge; they cause the healing of muscles to occur much faster, post-workout, they can thicken bones and allow better nitrogen retention, as well (Nuwer 16). Athletes even attempt to get their hands on horse-... ... middle of paper ... ..., will do almost anything to be the best. This goes for other athletes as well. The problem is that some of these baseball players decide to take the easier way and use illegal performance enhancing drugs. Some of the greatest hitters and pitchers in history have been involved in some sort of steroids scandal.
These are some of the physical symptoms that individuals can expect to see while taking anabolic steroids. Some of the psychiatric side effects that may show are the need to be aggressive. Most of the users say that they feel good about themselves while taking steroids but research reports that extreme mood sw... ... middle of paper ... ... both professional and elite amateur athletics is the misuse of anabolic steroids to increase muscle strength and/or muscle size.” (Pediatrics, 1989). These steroids are available almost at any age. The use of steroids in widespread among professional and college-level athletes, particularly in football players and weight lifters.
Since the dawn of the twenty-first century, performance enhancing drugs have become a religious practice in “the lives of some sport figures.” The use of these supplements have given the user an edge, an edge to perform at maximum capability. Most major athletes all agree on the fact that the competitive drive to win can be quite intense. Besides the satisfaction of personal accomplishment, athletes commonly pursue high hopes of attaining a medal, a college scholarship or the once in a lifetime opportunity to play on a professional team. In such an environment, the use of performance-enhancing drugs has become increasingly common (Athletes & Drug Use). For most athletes, winning at all costs includes taking performance-enhancing drugs.
The players use steroids to make themselves better, therefore making the game better for us. We as fans can not sit ideally by while the great game of baseball, the American pastime, is drug through the muck that has become the American media. Bigger, stronger, faster; that is the future of baseball. Whether those things are obtained by natural causes or performance enhancers, we should appreciate great athletes and their means of obtaining greatness. Spreading a dark film over some of the greatest accomplishments in baseball only hurts the game.