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- In the 1988 Summer Olympics, an unbelievable feat occurred. The feat happened during one of the premiere events, the 100 meter dash. The event was set up to be a great race between Carl Lewis of the United States and Ben Johnson of Canada. This did not happen. Ben Johnson blew away the field running a 9.79, a world record. Carl Lewis finished a distant second with a 9.88 ("Ben Johnson"). That is not the end of the story. Later on, the runners had to take a urinalysis. All of the runners passed but one, Ben Johnson.... [tags: Steroid Use Among Athletes]
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- Athletic competition has been part of society since the early beginnings of man. Gladiators, wrestlers, and sprinters are some the early types of athletes that competed. Mankind seems to have been born with a desire to compete; every man feels the need to have dominance over another man. These facts are even apparent in today's society. Now there are all kinds of sports to choose from, and many of these sports are played at a professional level. These sporting events give individuals that chance to be the better of another person, just as the earlier ones did.... [tags: Anabolic Steroids Use by Athletes]
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- The desire to compete — and win — is as old as history itself. From the beginnings of sport, athletes have sought out foods and potions to turn their bodies into winning machines. As early as 776 BCE, the very first Olympic games, there are records of attempts to increase testosterone levels (“Steroid Abuse in Sports”). Ancient Greek wrestlers ate vast amounts of meat to gain muscle mass, and Norse “Berserker” warriors took hallucinogenic mushrooms before battle. The first competitive athletes to be charged for doping, however, were swimmers in 1860s Amsterdam.... [tags: Ethics ]
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- Anabolic steroid use in professional sports The first case of performance enhancing drugs in sports came before the discovery of anabolic steroids and is believed to be that of a British road bicycle racer named Arthur Linton. At the age of twenty four, he died during a race between Bordeaux and Paris in 1886. Controversy then soon arose when he was believed to have taken a stimulant called trimethyl at the time of his death. Anabolic steroids have become an epidemic amongst athletes since the 1950's when a Swiss company by the name of Ciba Pharmaceuticals introduced what was to become the most popular anabolic drug for athletes called methandrostenolone.... [tags: epidemic amongst athletes]
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- 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]
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- Anabolic Steroid Use in Major League Baseball (MLB) - Steroids Must be Banned Athletes, whether they are young or old, pro or amateur, are always looking to gain an advantage over their opponent. Some may look towards an anabolic steroid, a powerful drug that many people take in order to boost athletic performance. But are these anabolic steroids safe for the human body. Many doctors think the answer to this question is no. The use of steroids in the MLB should be banned, as they are now. In the 1930’s, steroids were known to be used for homosexuals to lower there testosterone.... [tags: Athletes Sports Drugs Anabolic]
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- There are many types of steroids abused by athletes in order to increase their muscle mass and strength. Though steroids have a negative reputation, there are some that can be beneficial to athletes and certain patients. There are types of steroids called corticosteroids that have more medical uses to them and another type called anabolic-androgenic steroids that have a more limited medical use. The anabolic-androgenic are usually the steroids that are being abused by athletes (Bigelow, par.10).... [tags: Athletes and Anabolic Steroids]
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- Drug use has been a part of competitive sport for almost a century. At the first olympics in Athens in 1896, marathon runners drank a mixture of brandy and strychnine to help them on their ways and used opiates to control pain during a race. Use of alcohol was very common in the early years of the twentieth century. It might be argued that the first athletes to use drugs to enhance their performance were, in fact, cheating. We need to remember that drug use is not new. East Germany athletes used drugs to enhance their performance.... [tags: essays research papers]
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- Somebody would wonder, why people take steroids. Well, there is no easy answer to this question. I personally had experience with people that have took or are still taking steroids, and I was really close to start taking them myself. My whole life I was tall and skinny, and because of this nobody took me serious in any sport that I played. I was always told that I have to gain weight, but nobody would try to help me. During my freshman year in college, I knew that I need to gain weight at all cost so that I could continue to compete on the college level.... [tags: weight, athletics, side-effects]
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- Motivation plays an important role in the success of an athlete. However, motivation is not easily achieved or maintained. Reasons vary why people chase their dreams or even so so far as to break the law to achieve their goals. Is it the chase. Is it the intrinsic reward of a personal accomplishment. Is it an extrinsic reward of fame and fortune that comes with success. All of these reasons are possible answers to why people do what they do. In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Dr. Victor Frankenstein pursued his dream "for nearly two years, for the sole purpose of infusing life into an inanimate body."(Shelley 233) When the doctor was finished his creation was not what he had anticipated.... [tags: Anabolic Steroids Use by Athletes]
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