Performance-enhancing drugs ai performance drugs int 8/7/02 2:06 pm page 1 performance-enhancing drugs should be regulated, 50 in punishing athletes who use. Throughout this essay, i will discuss the use of these drugs, and why i feel athletes should not use performance enhancing drugs in sports, as well as discussing the point of view made by the athlete including their reasoning why they choose to use performance enhancing drugs. Based on epidemiologic data, among all athletes who use performance-enhancing drugs, athletes who play football, wrestle, are involved in gymnastics, play baseball and basketball, and participate in weight training are at increased risk of use. One athlete's decision to use performance enhancing drugs also exerts a powerful effect on the other athletes in the competition as reported by sports illustrated, half of all recently surveyed olympic athletes admitted that they would be willing to take a drug -- even if it would kill them eventually -- as long as it would let them win every. Or the nine high school athletes in texas caught using performance-enhancing drugs during the 2011-2012 academic year once athletes like these would have found little in their medicine cabinets to help them get a leg up on the competition.
Supporters of the use of performance enhancing drugs in sports argue if athletes want to take drugs to improve their performance, why should we determine what risky behavior they take part in unless it directly interferes with our lives. - performance-enhancing drugs in sports in all areas of sports, professional, college, and even high school, there is widespread illegal use of performance-enhancing drugs although there are many reasons for athletes to choose to use these drugs, the cost of such use, both to the athlete and to society can be extraordinarily high. Athletes should have to sign a contract that prohibits the use of performance-enhancing drugs and if they use them, they will be terminated immediately with no opportunity to return to their league all major sports leagues (nfl, nhl, nba, mlb, and mls) should have to implement and enforce the wada code. Abusing drugs to overcome pain or inflate athletic abilities gives athletes an unfair advantage crossing the line: athletes risk their health when using performance-enhancing drugs skip to main content.
The question raised is should athletes be allowed to use performance enhancing drugs anabolic steroids anabolic refers to muscle-building, and also the growth of bone and red blood cells while androgenic refers to developments in primary and secondary sexual characteristics. Athletes need performance-enhancing drugs to drugs that are considered performance-enhancing if used by athletes without patterns of prescription drug use among athletes, but some things. I will now devote two videos to the topic of performance-enhancing drugs the widespread use of these drugs is alarming and extends from professional elite athletes down to student athletes in junior high school. In general, performance enhancing drugs and substances (ergogenic aids) can be categorized into the following areas sports supplements, vitamins, and minerals athletes often look for alternative nutrition to perform at their best, and sports supplements are one way.
Ultimately, for certain athletes using performance enhancing drugs is a calculated risk but to come to terms with a risk, athletes need to evaluate not only the upside and the downside, but also their probability of being caught. The integrity of sport is predicated on the assumption that all athletes compete on a level playing field unfortunately, the use and abuse of performance-enhancing drugs has become ubiquitous, creating complex challenges for the governing bodies of individual sports this article examines the. Performance-enhancing drugs are that great leveler, that tool for athletes to bridge the unfair natural gap doping is not against the spirit of sport, savulescu says.
This is an example of an enhancement that eliminates the obstacles that athletes must overcome beyond that, the world of performance-enhancing drugs is much muddier. During this time, significant measures have been taken to punish the use of performance enhancing drugs, deter athletes from starting them, and improve the methods of testing for them on august 26th, 1960, doping in sports became an international topic when knut jensen died during the olympic games in rome. Performance-enhancing drugs: know the risks medically reviewed on october 16, 2017 most serious athletes will tell you that the competitive drive to win can be fierce.
Performance enhancing drugs in sports has become a controversial issue in today's professional sports world, as pros and cons are discussed in the media and among professional organizations today's athletes continue to push the boundaries of excellence in performance and physical fitness helping. Not only are newscasts filled with reports of steroid use by both olympic and professional athletes, but studies indicate that even teen athletes are using these performance enhancing drugs in a 1999 survey of high&ndashschool football players, more than 6& reported using anabolic steroids&ndashand the use began at a mean age of about 14 years. Athletes who use performance enhancing drugs are focusing on their life as they know it now without having any concern for what the future might hold any performance enhancing drugs that are used by anyone for any reason is unethical and unprofessional.