A lot of them are negative, but some are positive in the way that there should be steroids in sports. Josh Hodnik; a writer for the VPX live powerfully website claims that, “Steroids are cheating because it gives an unfair advantage to the players that are taking the drug, to the players who are not” (Hodnik). I disagree with this statement because, you cannot control someones life and what they want tot do with their life is their problem. Our society views sports differently than we think; we have such a strict mindset on the fact that winning is everything. If we change our views on just winning and just look at the athletes themselves, we maybe can get past the idea that steroids in sports is not bad.
This allows athletes to exercises faster and often without over working their body. The benefits of these performance-enhancing drugs aren’t worth it since there are more cons than pro because it can be dangerous to the human body and nobody wants to be known as a cheater. Athletes know the side effects but they ignore it due to the desire to succeed. “In response to the increased international awareness of the use of illegal PEDs, and the individual sporting associations’ apparent inability to successfully level the playing field, national governments have taken notice, and, in some cases, have instituted comprehensive national drug testing legislation for professional sport” according to "Safe At Home? Assessing U.S. Efforts To Protect Youths From The Effects Of Performance Enhancing Drugs In Sports."
In conclusion, I think that drugs should still be banned in sports. There is a degree in which drugs should be used legally. Some steroids should be legal, but the majority of them are dangerous to a person’s body and only cause more damage. I think that this is an argument that will take years to fix and overcome. There should be absolutely no illegal 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. .
This is not fair to the ones who are following the rules and not getting to play because of a player who is breaking the rules are getting better because of steroids not because they are deserving it. Steroids are also dangerous to take. Steroids can cause high blood... ... middle of paper ... ...eir team. Testing will be a great way to keep players from using steroids. With these test players won’t be able to get on steroids and get them out of their system before the next test.
Also, in my opinion, athletes should be expected to perform based upon their natural abilities, opposed to abilities enhanced by anabolic steroids. Ultimately, anabolic steroids should continue to be illegal in professional sports due to their major health risks and the unfair advantage they serve players. Those who believe the use of anabolic steroids should be allowed in professional sports have numerous arguments for those in opposition. Professional sports leagues have tried to stop the use of steroids by drug testing players and punishing those who do not pass. A number of major athletes, such as Lance Armstrong, have been stripped of their athletic accolades due to discoveries of drug use.
That was said by the athlete Evander Holyfield, athletes should never be allowed into the hall of fame if caught using the drug it causes many long lasting or even pertinent harmful side effects. Even though steroids can help you make huge improvements in the field of sports, any professional athlete caught using steroids should be banded from the league because it sets a bad example to the next generation of players, steroids also gives a unfair advantage over competitors or other athlete. When I say “advantage” with steroids it means the player is taking a drug for the purpose of being better than anyone else and trying to raise their level in a unfair way. ”Hero” people make their favorite athlete out to be unstoppable. “Example” kids watch the athletes and try to be just like them.
Things we must consider are: respect for the rules of sports, recognition that natural talents and their perfection are the point of sports, and the prospect of an 'arms rac... ... middle of paper ... ...usceptible to injury from the steroid use, but studies show they are often the common users and abusers. High school and professional athletes will only keep improving their game. Allowing steroids into the weight rooms, on practice fields, and in the leagues will only bring harm to athletes. Undesired effects, safer alternatives, and disruption of the normal development processes are all reasons why steroid use in sports is currently banned. Ultimately it is up to the person who is taking the steroids to decide if it’s right for them.
Due to the prohibition of the drugs, the market is shrinking and the price of the drugs is raised. Under the strongly enforcement of prohibit drugs, a lot of black markets emerge for satisfying the increase needs of the drugs. Also, drug users have to share the needles for taking the drugs, because the prohibition limits the sale of safety needles. In 2010 (Miron, 2014), about 8 percent of HIV patients are attributed to use IV drug in American. A lot of people believe that outlaw drugs can lead to the violence rate increase, but if the drugs are legalized, the crime rate could be reduced, especially organized crime.
If doping were legalised it would send a signal to young people that it is all right to take drugs if you want to be a successful athlete. I, too, believe that the hysteria about doping sometimes reaches inconceivable heights. However, there is a reason why sport reacts so strongly against doping. Maybe the critics should be pleased that somebody tries to hold on to the special character of sport instead of criticizing them for fighting a hopeless battle and being out of touch with the development of society. Who knows?