Legalizing steroid use would not solve these problems. The side effects listed in the National Center for Biotechnology Information a part of the National Institute of Health article are not restricted to improper use of steroids. I will not detail out the side effects of not only steroids, but also the use of hGH and EPO often used in cycling , the NCBI does a nice job of listing those and providing citations to studies. Second, and unaddressed by Musburger, doping affects the integrity of sport.
Sport is not about simply winning. The Olympic Movement identifies the Olympic spirit — mutual understanding, spirit of friendship, solidarity, and fair play — as fundamental to sport. The World Anti-Doping Agency WADA was founded on the principle that integrity of sport is fundamental to the spirit of sport, and that integrity is threatened by doping.
Permitting the use of steroids under proper medical supervision would threaten the fairness and integrity of the game. First, athletes who choose not to use steroids are at an unfair advantage — most will be unable to compete at the same level as athletes who are using steroids. Thus, steroid use is contrary to the spirit of sport — fairness, respect, and solidarity. The concept of mutual respect between competitors is thwarted when one or both athletes would rather use steroids to improve his or her performance than compete based on individual strength, skill, or talent.
Law students, and indeed lawyers, are fond of the slippery slope argument. I think it finds a comfortable place in this debate. Where is the line to be drawn? Will it now be illegal to use steroids only if taken without proper medical supervision? How can proper medical supervision be proven? How does an athlete prove that the steroids in his or her body were as a result of proper medical supervision and not other means?
What about athletes who use more than the recommended dose? What about other forms of doping hGh or EPO? Are those next to be permitted under proper medical supervision? The only way to preserve integrity in sport and protect the health of athletes is through a serious anti-doping approach. Although a long way from perfect, WADA has created the most comprehensive anti-doping program in the world indeed the only anti-doping program most of the world outside of the US models and implements.
American professional sports leagues should be looking at ways to model the WADA code in its own anti-doping policies like the United States Anti-Doping Agency is doing , not seeking ways to excuse steroid use or compromise anti-doping efforts. Steroids have no place in sports. What about medical technology that repairs worn-out human parts? How many athletes have had joint repairs? Adding another risk on top of that is simply another dangerous choice made.
Many people have been the beneficiaries of using illegal steroids. In baseball, it has made many owners and players very rich. The idea that no one knew players were using steroids and PEDs is preposterous. They all knew and chose to get rich rather than protect the integrity of the sport.
Likewise, in cycling doping made many riders rich. We live in an odd country. Some people who use illegal drugs spend their lives in prison; others become rich. If there is significant money to be made, illegal steroid use is simply granted a free pass by all those involved. The fraud that baseball became, based on the illegal usage of steroids, HGH and other drugs, is a classic case.
Given the choice between getting rich and exposing the fraud, baseball teams — owners and players alike — chose to get rich. They took the money and left the public holding the bag. Steroids are a problem in sports to be sure, but the temptation is just too great to ever fully eradicate the matter.
This question epitomizes the steroid problem in sports. Whether or not such substances are banned, there will always be the impulse by someone to try it anyway — to improve their situation and to garner ever greater fame, success, and wealth. He gave everyone a free pass. They all basically claimed the law, the CBA, or some other reason kept them from doing something about it. No, all Bud Selig had to do was speak out. Finally it was the players but everyone claimed there was no proof even though formerly skinny players began to look like Hulk Hogan.
Players cheating and breaking the law by even having steroids without prescriptions is one thing. The fraud that was perpetrated on the fans to induce them to buy tickets is another. In the end, it was Congress that exposed the fraud and demanded action, not MLB. I agree with the article, steroids truly have no place in sports. Steroids should not be used even for medical reasons because they have such a negative effect on the human body.
Even looking from a non-heath point of view, when players use steroids they are giving themselves an unfair advantage. The stronger and faster players are also the ones going to be the one breaking the records. Which is unfair for earlier athletes, who might still hold some records in their desired sport, because they worked hard and did not use steroids. What Brent Musburger said to the Montana students is really quite disturbing. Being such a popular figure in sports and going and saying that steroids work really creates a bad image for him.
Sure steroids work but are they right to use, no. Its bad enough we have professional athletes, who children look to as role models, using steroids. The game has changed dramatically from what it used to be. Today, in most cases athletes are playing for themselves. They want to be the best and have the largest paycheck. It has really revolutionized from being a team sport into an individual sport.
I personally think in order to completely stop steroids in sports every sports league needs to have a zero-tolerance policy. Having this zero-tolerance policy will hopefully send a message to all athletes to not use steroids. Doping scandals are increasing in frequency. Levels of competition at the Olympics, in professional and NCAA sports reflects an implicit mandate that illegal drugs be used by players, or that those players should quit and give up their aspirations to be competitive at higher levels.
Infrequent testing completely nullifies the scientific reliability of testing as evidence of non-use. Methodological inadequacies undoubtedly exist intentionally, so that players can use in the off season and not get caught, and so universities and pro leagues can keep the big revenues coming in. At some top universities, sports revenues are greater than tuition.
Head coaches are often the highest paid person on the payroll at unis. Those same unis educate the nation and world, and they teach people to implicitly accept, support, and habituate negligence, inadequate testing, white collar crime, and abuses associated with sports doping. The rest are somewhere in the domino line in the USA.
Anabolic steroids are artificially produced hormones that are the same as, or similar to, androgens, the male-type sex hormones in the body. The most powerful of these is testosterone say: tes-TOSS-tuh-rone. Anabolic steroids can be taken in the form of pills, powders, or injections. Anabolic steroids are always illegal, meaning that you could get arrested for buying, selling, or taking them. Some athletes take anabolic steroids because of their testosterone-like effects, such as increasing muscle mass and strength.
This might sound like just a guy thing, but girls also have used steroids to get stronger and change the way they look. And it's not only professional athletes who have taken these illegal drugs. Investigations and studies have shown that teens, college athletes, and others have taken steroids.
There are supplements available that contain anabolic steroids. You might see ads for these on the Internet or in the back of sports or body building magazines. Some have been banned in the United States while others are still legal. Legal or illegal, these supplements can cause health problems.
Kids should not take any steroid supplement, even those that are still on the market. Anabolic steroids cause many different types of problems. Less serious side effects include acne , oily hair, purple or red spots on the body, swelling of the legs and feet, and really bad breath.
A kid or teen who takes steroids might not grow as tall as he or she was supposed to grow. Because steroids can be injected given in a shot , users run the risk of getting illnesses that can be passed through needles that are dirty or shared. Though some problems may show up right away, others may not appear for years.
Your health is the No. But there's another very important reason: It's just not fair.
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In the year and some players were caught taking steroids that were banned. Though for these their performance was influenced for better still they were out of the game. Steroidal compounds though have some side effects too; people consider taking them because they get advantageous because of these. There performance gets far better and they get increased energy from these compounds.
No matter which steroids an individual choose their performance will be enhanced considerably. In the history of Olympics also athletes have used it and improved their performances. Some of them even got medals, though some contestants have not, still they performed well in the game.
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