The concept that everyone has the same chance in sport is ridiculous. Developed countries have institutes of sport, funding, doctors and wealthy athletes. Therefore, an athlete from a smaller less developed sports program cannot match this and there is an inherent disadvantage from the outset. Therefore, it is nonsensical to say that drug use in sport would be cheating, as the playing field will never be even. The use of drugs does not mean that an athlete simply wins without hard work and sacrifice, it simply makes the results better and the spectacle greater.
It makes for better sport. Ufc would be way better since its essentially the gladiator pit minus the killing. Those arguing that it has long term side effects, well who the hell cares its not you body! You know what has instant death or long term effects far worse? Guns! If I want to inject myself for sport or personal gain it should not be anyone's business. If drugs shall be illegal then so shall guns. No one strictly on ped has killed anyone due to the drug. Before anyone says yes those wrestlers and others, well they were high on a mix of cocaine and other drugs.
No matter if it legal or not people will continue to do it. The only way to fix it would be to equalize it and let it be. If everyone takes the same dose it will be the same but better to watch. If they want to take drugs so be it at their own consequences. It isn't affecting anybody else so who cares? These people only want to be equal so let them see the truth. Cheating by taking drugs is the same as it being legal only without consequence. Some people may say it is deadly and has consequences. Um, hello, what about smoking? That is legal only nobody seems to care. They may say it doesn't matter everyone does it. So, let's drop the whole drug thing and adapt to more important subjects like things that are already legal and are killing people without any personal benefit unless they are suicidal. Let's make it legal and we will forget about it soon and it will just become another every day thing.
EPO is a drug taken to increase red blood cell production. This is illegal. High-altitude training increases red blood cell production. This is legal. Both confer an advantage to those who use it.
Painkillers and even caffeine can be classed as performance enhancing drugs in sport, yet no one would care one bit if you arrive in the office on a Monday morning with a cup of coffee or having taken a pain killer. Why is this such a big deal in sport and not other professions?
If drugs provide unfair advantage then so does your genetics. the latter though is 'natural' and so acceptable.
I am not a big fan of sports so I believe let them do what they want. But if they Re planning to ban it for sports completely then why don't they catch out the drugs that is used outside of the sports industry. Why does it seem like they are only focusing on the sports?
Neil Armstrong took drugs and no one knew of it, and others did and still do. Yeah it has effects afterwards but it's their choice whether it's legal or not. Many people just picked NO because all they hear is "it's bad for you, it makes you a cheater," and so on, but it doesn't change much at all.
I have no problem with the NFL or the NHL or ... decided to ban these drugs. In fact I hope they continue to do so. However, for the government to do so intrudes on the most basic of human rights, right to ownership of one's own body and mind. It's also a waste of our time and money for Congress to be holding hearings over suspected steroid use. That alone should get people to support legalization, it wastes our politicians' time that could be spent on better things. Private organizations, I have no problem with them banning these drugs, particularly if they deem them cheating under their rules. Government bans are different.
Should performance enhancing drugs be legal? Performance enhancing drugs should be legalized as long as these drugs are distributed correctly. Taking risks with their health is an athlete’s decision to make and using these drugs is part of the evolution of sports much like improved training techniques and new technologies. The reality is that no matter what these drugs will always be obtainable by any athlete through some sorts of supplements.
If distributed thoroughly and safely then performance enhancing drugs should be legal. In Ryan Joan’s “Is it time to legalize steroids? / Its certainly far too late to ban them” he explains why PED’s should be legalized. Joans says that these drugs have been banned due to the safety of athletes and the mental and physical after effects caused, even death. Like most prescription drugs, steroids are dangerous when used improperly. “But steroids and human growth hormones themselves are not “bad”. Steroids and performance enhancers are used for a number of health reasons. “Cancer patients are usually given steroids to help increase muscle mass, energy and appetite.”(Ann Olsen) Olsen is explaining the positives of PED’s and what they can be used for such as fighting cancer.
So if you concede that these drugs are here to stay in sports, wouldn't the players be safer if they didn't go to backroom hucksters with no medical background but rather to doctors who can prescribe and supervise usage according to a player's medical history, physical condition and professional goals(Joan)?” So if managed and treated properly then there would be a large decrease in the number of mental and physical problems and this would be an understandable reason for legalization of PED’s.
Performance enhancing drugs will always be obtainable by any athlete and are actually used by almost everyone every day! The following listed are performance enhancers people use every day: stimulants, sedatives, anti-nausea agents, beta blockers, painkillers and diuretics. Stimulants are psychoactive drugs which induce temporary improvements in either mental or physical functions or both such as coffee. Sedatives reduce and relieve stress and irritability. Beta blockers are used for their ability to reduce nervousness and shaking and are used heavily by musicians, actors and surgeons. "Creatine is an example of a popular supplement used by non-elite athletes in hopes of increasing creatine phosphate, which in turn produces adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the chemical that provides all the energy for work performed by muscles"(Nyfeler). Leah Nyfeler explains how even non-elite athletes and even regular people are PED users. So before judging these athletes and these PED’s remember that you yourself are a user of some of these enhancers.
Sports is about exploring and stretching the limits of human potential. Going back even to pre-modern Olympics, when athletes ate live bees and ate crushed sheep testicles to get a leg up on the competition. Sports have never been some natural display of physical ability alone. Resourcefulness, innovation, and knowledge about what makes us faster and stronger has always been a part of the game.
Being on steroids does not guarantee you a victory and not taking steroids
doesn't mean you can't win. I've never used them, I'm fortunate to have
good genes and my youth which has allowed me to beat guys who have used
steroids. Many sports rely on skill as much as physical ability.
If you strip this argument down to it's crude and fundamental composition - remember to throw away all the demonized baggage and societal prejudice held against the use of PED's - when one individual or group of individuals within a species survive and others don't, the entity that is evolution by natural selection doesn't view them as anything but winners in the battle of life. This occurs regardless if these people had a cultural non-aggression pact, agreement or law (in a sporting sense - rule). Now, using social Darwinism to justify the legalization of performance enhancing drugs in sport is a dangerous line, because where would the buck stop? (murder of opponents, paying officials etc) But how about contrasting the use drugs with the benign act of breaking a simple law of sport. For example what is the difference between Ray Lewis taking PED's that improve his athletic performance and Ray Lewis deliberately pushing the limit of the referees judgement by continuously being offside at the line of scrimmage? Both are illegal, yet both can be done void of punishment. In essence, people who are taking these drugs have the burning desire to be the best athletes they can be, and by criminalizing the use of a simple sporting resource, we are essentially discerning that one of a thousand nameable sporting enhancers are illegal, yet the others aren't. If performance enhancers give inherent advantage to those who break the law of their given sport, shouldn't we also ban super human levels of desire and motivation that allow athletes like Kobe Bryant and Lebron James to train nonsensically day in and day out?
Think about it. Whether you legalize performance enhancing drugs or not players are still going to consume the drugs whether you know it or not!! In fact legalizing the drugs would make the game more fair. This can give many honest players who don't take the drugs because it is illegal a massive advantage. If it were legal all players would also consume the drugs and Viola!! There you have it. An equal playing field!
So, let me define what i mean when i say performance-enhancing drugs. These drugs are stimulants thaht boost organizam activity by increasing heart and brain functions. Some substances, like caffeine foe example, is allowed to normal people bur are not to athlets. I just want to say that athlets are human being just ike the other (normal ) people., so, they need to have a freedoom of choice. We need to allow athlets things that are available to normal people. Just like that we need to be equal. On the other side we have different opportunities. Some of us are born with some qualities, with talent. People who have talents have better chances to be better. Also some peple work with better coaches, haw more money so can pay for better trainings. Some people have better conditions for training. Also the difference between our body's possibilities before and after taking drug are not large. It's not going to happen sometthing like, that on the list od sportsman first twenty are ones who take performance-enhancing drugs, and then ones who not. That's not gonna happen.
It's not a big deal. The majority of athletes these days are using some type of PED. The sports field will never be fair. If you were gonna give the gold medal to the next athlete who didn't test positive on the last tour de France, it would go to 27th place!
Let them use! It makes for better competition.
I have no issue with athletes using performance-enhancing drugs. But I think that as part and parcel of their legalization athletes should be obligated to (a) undergo an educational program on the benefits and risks of using PEDs and (b) agree to participate in programs to educate others, particularly younger athletes, on the benefits and risks of using PEDs. Making behavior illegal, in my experience, doesn't stop people from behaving in a particular way. It sometimes seems as though we have learned nothing from Prohibition.
The lure and appeal of performance-enhancing substances is that they work, in large measure. They have definite adverse side-effects for the athlete, such as gynecomastia and hirsuitism, but these do not impact anyone other than the athlete. To argue that they create an imbalanced playing field is to ignore the fact that the playing field is already imbalanced by the present illegal use of these substances. Legalizing them would serve to better level the field, by giving those who might be reticent for legality reasons the ability to engage in these behaviors, in order to compete with their less scrupulous counterparts.
The entire idea of sports is based around fair competition. The best of the best athletes competing against each other leading to extremely exciting entertainment. When performance-enhancing drugs get involved, the idea of FAIR competition goes out the window. Then the winner becomes not the most talented and hard working athlete, but the one who injected the most steroids into their system.
Outlaws should not have access to athletes, if drugs are outlawed people who are trying to be physically healthy have to have contact with the underworld. It's like prohibition in any other way -- use of alcohol shouldn't be a gateway drug for becoming a scofflaw and in general rule abuser, the criminal element doesn't need our achievement-motivated children and adults as an income source. People who are taking drugs should have their scores rated differently but sending potential models for our children to prison is sending the wrong message.
Not for PEDS but Not against them People say its not hard work to take a pill. Using PEDs isn't just taking a pill and then your amazing. You have to workout hard and practice hard like everybody else, you just see more progress in you body and performance. I don't take PEDs, but if it comes down to being the best at what I do and be able to compete with others I will choose to use them. Some people platue and need that extra boost to become better
Those include supplements such as plastic surgery, unchecked by FDA supplements, alcohol kills over 75,000 people a year , and tobacco kills 443,000 people a year both in only the United States alone. Protect our kids my ass, as congress claims due to a single male teenager in the U.S that died because he took the drug and his father blames the drug when that kid clearly took antidepressants that have a definite link to suicides too and he had many other unrelated to steroid problems. Steroids only have 3 recorded deaths per year by only people who abuse them. There is completely no logic that steroids be banned in sports and in the states, if people truly want to stop kids from using it use a similar method to restricting the drugs alcohol and tobacco by making the steroid age 19 or something close to that. 24 billion dollars that people pay for to try to be as strong and good looking as a manly fitness model go to supplements that don't work and are unsafe because senator Orin of Utah made a law to have supplements not be FDA approved, so they aren't checked to be safe which is pretty dangerous. Those supplements are fake as hell, don't even have to prove the supplements are safe or not! Why spend money and risk taking a supplement that is unknown when you can take steroids which absolutely works, and are way safer by far than alcohol and cigarettes! Heck steroids are even safer than multivitamins considering they kill less than multivitamins we commonly take.
Sources: Bigger, Stronger, Faster documentary of the truth of steroids, a lot of research, and a mass amount of people who are fine by taking them commonly for decades of years, those including elite athletes who admitted it and body builders, such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, and a swarming amount of people from fitness magazines. Why scapegoat others by penalizing athletes for failing a drug test when so many athletes take them and fail drug test including the Olympic 100 meter team of Carl Lewis and ended up singling out and penalizing the poorer country's Canadian athlete Ben Thomas but they covered up all the other Olympic finalist in the 100 meters, so they can continue competing because they are favored. For it is clearly and have strong data showing there is no way a man can run 100 whole long meters in as little as nine and a half seconds.
They are called performance enhancers because they enhance performance. Athletes on drugs (e.g. Lance Armstrong) perform better. The legalization (thus spread) of drug use in sport will lead to a higher level of sporting performance across the field. For viewers the better the athletes the greater the viewing experience. Athletes are better on drugs, 'nough said.
Almost everywhere else in these modern times we use technology to get the desired results people seek faster, more accurately, more efficiently, cheaper. Where ever a technological edge can be gained to help us in our business or personal lives we think its a good thing. But when it comes to professional or elite athletes we consider the use of biotechnology cheating. Why?
The level playing field argument is bogus. If PED's were not outlawed then every competitor has the opportunity to use, or not use them. Its the athlete's choice. The same way that some companies are early adaptors of technologies that they feel will help their business perform better, there are some athletes who are willing to risk their health use the bio technologies that are available.
If health is the only factor standing in the way of permitting PED's from becoming accepted, then the governing bodies of sports should dedicate funds to research to making it safe of safer so that they may be used by all athletes to use.
The simple fact is that there is obliviously a demand for PED's which means that the "black-market" research and production will continue to progress. And sports in general should accept that no arbitrary ethical standard or rule will prevent the existence and use of PED's at the elite level.
Let's make them safe so we can all use them, if we choose to do so and end this non-sense
People would be more interested in our sports, so the sporting industry would benefit greatly. People will still do it whether it's legal or not, so it may as well be legal. It gives not as naturally talented people a better shot at winning. It will make the sport more fun, so more people will do it. Boom, end of obesity. It will benefit us greatly.
The viewing public want to see athletes pushing the bounds of possibility. They want to see the fastest runners, the biggest and strongest rugby players etc. This can no longer be achieved without the use of drugs. It is so easy to pass drugs tests that so called doping control is effective only as a PR tool, due to drugs like andriol and human growth hormone. The amount of money required to catch people is simply too prohibitive to even consider for all but a handful of sports as it would require almost daily testing. The money would be better spent on grass roots facilities.
If you don't wish to take PEDs then that is fine, good on you, but don't expect to succeed at your sport, because you almost certainly lack the mentality of a champion.
Performance enhancing drugs should be allowed because it will add to the intensity and violence throughout games. Games of any kind will be much more fun to watch. Sports are too boring now a days. Players can't play the way they used to with passion, pride, and honor. Peace Son!
1. It gives a clear route to a successful win. Although the others do not have the same advantage, the win will give you fame.
2. It makes the sport fun to watch and for the audience to see their favourite athlete winning.
3. If all athletes use the PEDs, then it levels the playing field. All of the athletes would have the same advantage, and it would be the same level of effort. The only thing that can change is the use of different types of PEDs. Some of the athletes who take PEDs could have more doses of the drug or have a drug that gives you a better athletic performance.
It is just another way for the athletes to excel at what they do. So what if they have major side affects. The players should think about that before they decide to take them, and who doesn't want the sports they love to exceed to a higher level. More home runs get hit, more football players get "Jacked Up", or more amazing slam dunks in a basketball game with a higher level of play.
Genetics.... Enough said. Some players have a far greater advantage over other players who have no been 'gifted' genetically. It's time to level the playing field and let's be honest. Thousands of new drugs are created every year which aren't tested and are undetectable in drug tests so no matter what we try to do, drugs will always be an issue.
Many of these drugs benefit the user, making them heal faster and be able to train harder and even feel better in general. Many of the arguments against them are false saying that they are damaging is a complete lie. Also the drug testing doesn't even work in the first place due to it being to generalized. So to say it would give an unfair advantage is preposterous due to the fact that it would actually level the playing field.
Performance enhanching drugs should be allowed in sport because it makes the athletes quicker and stronger which makes the competition between them more competitive and exciting. With faster sports there will be far more action which will bring larger crowds to the sports which will boost the amount of money that is made though sport. This boosted profit can be used to coach and tutor young and up and coming sports stars which will keep the sport going long into the future. Also will get more kids into sport and off the couch. This will help to lower the rate of obesity which will make the world a more healthier place. :D
Officials spend too much money trying to prevent athlete's from using performance-enhancing drugs when use is inevitable. Athletes find ways around these drug tests. Therefore, I think the money that is going toward these drug tests that aren't proving anything should go toward scientists who can control the intake on the PEDs that athletes use.
Athletes are always pushed to their limits and expected to perform at super human levels. In sports there should be certain performance-enhancing drugs that are allowed to help athletes keep up this level of intensity. Now there should also be different leagues of sports. IE. NCAA with performance enhancers and one without it. I think this would be good and there should be significant studies on any drugs allowed and they must be cleared with the FDA.
I'm not a big follower of sports; I am certainly not a fanatic. But, I do enjoy watching a game of football, hockey or basketball on occasion. I like to see awesome feats of athleticism, that is the most exciting part of any sports. So if these drugs help athletes be better at what they do, let them use! It will only enhance my (and your) entertainment.
I think that using drugs to make you faster or better at a sport is not a good idea for the body. The body is very unique in the way it works. These type of drugs could help an athlete be faster and better at what they do but later on in there lives it could cause liver abnormalities and tumors, increased low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (the "bad" cholesterol, High blood pressure (hypertension), Heart and circulatory problems, and these are just a few.
I know that many athletes use drugs to be at the top of there game but after reading about all the athletes that use performing enhancing drugs makes me think.. Is he real or he is on something?
Using drugs to boost up your oxygen or make you faster and stronger is like cheating in my opinion. I think that if you are a strong and a fast person and good at what you do then you deserve to be successful as an athlete but if your not and you have to use drugs to make you better is cheating.
I think that they should restrict the use of performance enhancing drugs. I don't see why someone would have to take drugs and risk their health to be faster and stronger.
I am not a big fan of sports, so I believe let them do what they want. But, if they are planning to ban it from sports completely, why don't they catch out the drugs that are used outside of the sports industry? Why does it seem like they are only focusing on the sports?
PED's are proven to make athletes 5-10% better as stated by Tom Murray of the Washington Post. Athletes take energy drinks protein shakes and many other products to make them better taking PED's would be similar. For all the people whom of which believe it is unfair and destroys the meaning of sports then, what is the meaning of a sport? In my eyes sports are about having a good time, showing sportsmanship,determination, skill and athletic capability. By legalizing these banned substances Linebackers will hit harder, pitchers will throw faster, sprinters will run at glorifying speeds and athletic capabilities will reach a new peak. The fact that we have capabilities of doing such things to make the human race better its just absurd that many people can't grasp on to the thought of taking advantage of these capabilities.
Some people would say that it is not fair, but if everybody does it, then why would it not be fair? And why did it take so long to find out that Lance Armstrong did actually use P.E.D.s and that he was cheating and not just wanting to break the rules? i think that it should be allowed.
There is never going to be a count of zero drug cheats in sport. Scientists will find ways to dodge the testing. It took about a decade too long for Lance Armstrong to be found. Why? The scientists found a way. They will keep on finding new substances and the cycle will never end. See what I did there?
So is cheating here to stay? Drugs are against the rules, but we define the rules of sport. If we made drugs legal and freely available, there would be no cheating.
The World Anti-Doping Agency code declares a drug illegal if it is performance enhancing, if it is a health risk, or if it violates the “spirit of sport”. They define this spirit as follows. The spirit of sport is the celebration of the human spirit, body, and mind, and is characterized by the following values:
• ethics, fair play and honesty
• excellence in performance
• character and education
• fun and joy
• dedication and commitment
• respect for rules and laws
• respect for self and other participants
• community and solidarity
Would legal and freely available drugs violate this “spirit”? No. Would such a permissive rule be good for sport? Yes!
I believe this because people are just going to keep finding ways to beat the system and if we keep blocking out these ways they are going to find ways and not realize the danger, and they are going to kill star athletes so we should just accept it now while they have safe drugs.
Create two separate categories for athletes, one for those who use P.E.D's and those who say they don't. Testing would be easier, all you have to do is test those that say they don't use and don't worry about the rest. I agree with making those who do use pass a certain amount of "community service" educating future athletes about the dangers. But why not allow the athletes the choice of using all available means to achieve the rank of "The Best", including chemicals that enhance their performance. After all, the spirit of sport is all about celebrating the achievements of man, including the power of the human mind in discovering methods of performing better. Imagine the spectator value...
With cortisone injections a staple for many athletes (legal steroids), and plenty of unclassified drugs being invented every day and used, it would be simpler to just legalize the lot. The fact is, drugs don't make you superman, you to have to train your balls off to compete at these levels. I am sure in 10 years we will probably realize that most of the London Olympians were on something to compete at the level they did so.
With reference to the Lance Armstrong case, it could be argued that drugs should be legalised in sport. With the 41-year-old American band for life and stripped of his seven Tour de France titles; due to the chosen method of enhancement for a heightening performance. Some may express that legalizing performance-enhancing drugs would only help athletes climb even higher. However, others may disagree and say that drugs affect people differently and perhaps performance enhancing drugs gives an athlete an unfair advantage.
Many believe that in the event of participating in competitive sports, it should be in a fair playing field. With the legalisation of drugs, not only would the playing field suddenly be even for all players, it would be at a higher and more intense level. Smith wrote, "A huge part of watching sports is witnessing the very peak of human athletic ability." Indeed, drugs do give a major boost to the user over other athletes, so therefore why is it so difficult to identify the athletes who use drugs to enhance their performances? No drug can transform an individual into a world-class athlete. Who really knows if Lance Armstrong would have won in first place with the decline of any drug usage? Lance Armstrong won seven times. He did not come out of obscurity and win something that his previous or subsequent performances would call into question. He won with hard work and persistence in training, resulting in something for which he was always considered a contender for.
Nonetheless, In an alternative reality in which cyclists could freely use whatever substances they felt they required for an improved performance, victory may go to the elite competitor who’s willing to adopt the most extreme. This would then be a clearly be unfair as well as athletes risking their health. Without the restraining effect of the fear of getting caught, dangerous levels of drug use would be expected to grow more customary in many sports if the usage of drugs were legalized. Athletes’ current choice between cheating or losing might be replaced with an even more catastrophic choice between death-defying levels of drug use, or losing.
Performance-enhancing drugs are stimulants that boost organism activity by increasing heart and brain functions. When running or doing any excessive activity, it requires more oxygen for the body to use up; also meaning that more blood is pumped around the body in a smaller space of time than then the body is used to. With the use of drugs, they enhance an athlete’s performance as the speed that in which their brain and body reacts giving them an advantage. “When there are no tests, as was the case before these tests were instituted, some athletes will elevate their PCV levels significantly higher; and because red blood cells make blood thicker, this is very dangerous. According to a 2004 article in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, a PCV of 51 percent or higher dramatically increases a person's risk of stroke and heart attack.”
Often the assumed purpose and motive of athletics is to help an individual get, be or maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle, as there is an automatic association between athletics and health. Be that as it may, it is important to differentiate between professional, amateur and recreational athletics. Considering the aftermath of a single professional rugby or boxing match and the results of a career in the profession; professional athletes motives are not necessarily to maintain healthy, as it’s not always necessarily the highest priority. The purpose and goal of the professional athlete tends toward performance over health, while the goal of the recreational athlete tends to be health more than performance.
Some may say that with the use of drugs in the course of training; with the purpose of enhancing an athlete’s performance, it does not entirely differ from the incorporation of any other technology in sport for the same purpose. They argue that there are advantages with using computers and electronics to enhance performance in training. In the run up to the 2012 Olympics, the UK took advantage of their advanced technology during training to track and indicate various performances such as heart rate, speed, distance and change in direction. Analysis programs are routinely used to quantify an athlete’s performance and determine necessary alterations to training. As this happens, it becomes less and less the athletes’ natural ability and motivation which gives them that upper hand, but more their equipment and training enhancements. Sports clothing such as body-hugging tops that can help players escape tackles in rugby and technologies such as streamlined, light weight racing bikes can give a team a winning margin.
In favour of the above argument, developed countries have institutes of sport, funding, doctors and wealthy athletes. Therefore, an athlete from a smaller less developed sports program cannot match this and there is an inherent disadvantage from the outset. The use of drugs does not mean that an athlete simply wins without hard work and sacrifice; it simply makes the results better and the spectacle greater. The playing field will never be even.
I think that anything that could potentially help any athlete in the sport they're competing in should be legal. But they should be aware of both the benefits and the risks of taking any performance enhancing drugs. Athletes know taking too much of something is bad for you, they just need to know when to stop escalating.
The sporting world has been backwards for many years. It claims to be fair yet it can only ban some athletes who use PED's not all. The majority of cyclists use PED's when competing at the professional level (there are numerous studies, confessions from athletes, and autobiographies proving this point and it is irrational to argue for them being clean when the evidence is overwhelming). So how is it fair for USADA to ban a cyclist for life when he was up against dopers just like him and then give some other doper his first place trophy while simultaneously forcing his sponsors to drop him. He becomes broke and without a job while some other doper profits from it. On the safety issue of doping think about this, these athletes have former cyclists with Phd's prescribing them drugs and there hasn't been a death from PED's in decades since research has improved. The reality is everybody dopes, few get caught, and those that do suffer while others profit. Do I think this is fair? No. Drugs should be legalized so that sporting can get back to the way it should be, fair and entertaining.
Simple to say, make it fair and share it around. People these days get confused with the term, drugs make the athlete. When really the athlete makes the athlete the drugs just enhance them. People are all ready cheating around authorities by health problems and getting their hands on drugs. No matter what happens people are still going to find ways around he rules, so just legalize it!
P.E.D's are here to stay. It is naive to think this will change. If regulated,it would be safer. Athletes would heal faster. It would be vastly more entertaining for us the fans. It would level the playing field. In closing: Mark McGuire, Jose Canseco, Barry Bonds, Miguel Tejada, Jason Giambi, Melky Cabrera, Andy Petite, Roger Clemens, Alex Rodriguez, Ivan Rodriguez, Rafael Palmero, Sammy Sosa, Lance Armstrong, Ben Johnson, Marion Jones.
Quick couple reasons:
1- Pro sports these days are so intermixed with entertainment and making money that is almost the number one priority of the majority of the athletes and all of the owners. PED’s would give the spectators more of what they want (home runs, big hits, faster times, etc.)
2- We don’t know a lot about the side effects or whats healthy and whats not. If they were legalized they could be better studied and used under close supervision so prevent the horror stories that we so often hear about.
3- If they were legalized then it would level the playing field. Every athlete would be able to be their very best. Athletics are already unfair. Some athletes are naturally six feet tall, others are seven. If everyone was legally using them then the ones who are not not as physically fortunate would be able to better the traits that they have to make up for what they don’t have.
4- If they were legalized and treated as drinking alcohol or driving then kids would understand that they are a privilege that come with age and maturity. They would not find them on the black market and use them unsupervised.
5- Peoples hearts would not be broken either when athletes are caught “cheating” because it would not longer be called “cheating."
Athletes take Cortisone shots when injured this allows them to recover faster is this not enhancing their performance in a healing aspect or when an athlete takes a painkiller is this not helping them feel less pain so therefore allowing them to play better? Stop this BS where they say its not natural to take PEDs since everything else ain't either heck it wasnt until the 1976 Olympics when they started banning their use and before that Countries such as Germany would boast about their use and it was generally seen as ok so everyone just please stop with you "natural" argument since it doesnt exist if it did we wouldnt go to doctors for anything or use any medication and that in the end is more deadly than the drugs themselves oh and dont argue that saying it doesnt provide an even field to those who dont take them because if legalized it would become an option just like drinking coffee or a drink high in electrolytes and vitamins is now Just think about it athletes constantly strive to give the fans the best show they can and if they feel that taking one of these PEDs would give the Fans a better experience then more power to us
The legalization of performance enhancing drugs would not only benefit the sport world but also the world of medicine. Doctors and scientist would not get proper funding and attention to but more research and studies into this area of medicine. They would be able to push for drugs that would not only help entertain people but also save people’s lives.
If an athlete wants to enhance their performance they should work harder on the field, court or gym to become stronger or whatever the goal may be, not using drugs! As an athlete it is my responsibility to go to the gym or the field to left extra weights or take extra ground balls so that I can make everything muscle memory. I would feel guilty to take someone's position on the field if I was taking enhancement drugs because they are working hard and I wouldn't have to... I rather earn my position and work for it rather than letting a drug do all the work
It help with the performances of athletes and brings in lots of money. If athletes were doing it back in the day and never got caught using it, then people should to. People don't worry about rules, they are excited about their favorite player getting that last yard of shot
In beauty pageants women are alllowed change almost everything about themselves. They could of been born the ugliest person in the world and still win over someone who is naturally beautiful. Yet athletes aren't allowed to take drugs to make themselves better at what they do. Many athletes depend on their sport to bring in money for their familys.
People have always tried to consume or use different things in order to gain an edge on the competition. Twenty years ago football players were convinced that a steak and some mashed potatoes were going to give them the energy and protein that they needed in order to beat their competitors. Gatorade has turned into a million-dollar company by banking that people will drink their stuff in order to gain an edge over the competition. Using performance enhancing drugs are no different. The only reason why we think so is for a few reasons: One, the precedence has already been set that they are bad and unfair. Two, the word drugs has a bad connotation, and three, not everyone is using them so it is therefore cheating. If only one team in the MLB or NFL was allowed to drink gatorade or use protein powder after workouts then that would also be “unfair” would it not? The only downside is that there are unexplored side effects. However if they were to be legalized with a requirement that pro athletes had to be well supervised I am confident that the transition would be smooth.
Athletes are already top class. Why not make them ten times better. Baseball is called the show. It's because of the juiced athletes that play in the sports. They only make the game better and more entertaining than years ago. PEDs were invented for a reason, why not use them like God intended.
Drugs would create a better challenge for everyone, competition would be taken to the next level, if everyone could use drugs than there is and equal ability and than its up to the athleats physic and natural ability to be the best, they only use during there games not outside games
A huge part of watching sports is witnessing the very peak of human athletic ability, and legalizing performance enhancing drugs would help athletes climb even higher. Also makes sense for professional sports to allow steroids from a business standpoint. One needs only look to the late 1990s, when Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa put on two of the most memorable baseball seasons in 1998 and 1999.
Whether we like it or not, athletes are using them day in and day out. Their coaches know very well that they use them but they won't lift a finger till the media steps in. To the coaches, using performance enhancing drugs safeguards their multimillion dollar corporations. It's just how the game is played now a days.
Drugs are already a prevalent in sports wether they are uncovered like in Essendon Football club or hidden, regardless they still exist and are widely used by athletes everywhere. Legalising them wont cause major harm to athletes as long as boundaries are set aside and experiments prove the safety of all peoples involved. We enhance everything these days, We change genetics in crops to gain a higher yield and produce better produce with increased nutritional values that last longer. Yet we persecute athletes for trying to up their game by taking Performance enhancing drugs. The longer it stays illegal the more methods of enhancement will be created due to scientists trying to create such drugs that go unnoticed during testing. We have such high demands for our athletes and their abilities never suit our persistent want for better faster athletes. Allow Drugs to be legal in sports just know your limits.
Drugs are already a prevalent in sports wether they are uncovered like in Essendon Football club or hidden, regardless they still exist and are widely used by athletes everywhere. Legalising them wont cause major harm to athletes as long as boundaries are set aside and experiments prove the safety of all peoples involved. We enhance everything these days, We change genetics in crops to gain a higher yield and produce better produce with increased nutritional values that last longer. Yet we persecute athletes for trying to up their game by taking Performance enhancing drugs. The longer it stays illegal the more methods of enhancement will be created due to scientists trying to create such drugs that go unnoticed during testing. We have such high demands for our athletes and their abilities never suit our persistent want for better faster athletes. Allow Drugs to be legal in sports just know your limits
A lot of athletes and sports competitors are looking to 'up their game'. If they want to do this by using Performance Enhancing Drugs why not let them? It's their body and the side effects effect no one else but them! If they win a race or a competition on PEDs, well done to them but they would not feel as accomplished as they would if they had not taken them.
It is just another way for the athletes to excel at what they do. So what if they have major side affects. The players should think about that before they decide to take them, and who doesn't want the sports they love to exceed to a higher level. More home runs get hit, more football players get "Jacked Up", or more amazing slam dunks in a basketball game with a higher level of play.
If we are all on drugs we will be on the same playing levels and make the Olympics more exciting. Drugs are the best bra yolo it forever and smoke weed everyday! Yeah baby yeah baby yeah baby i am high ;) high so very high 50 words how gay is that? Make it less silly ones
Admittedly absolutely no PEDS ought to be allowed or administered to junior high, high school, or collegiate athletes under any case or any conditions. However, in terms of a professional athletes, men only (not women - PED's for women over the long term are simply too dangerous) who are earning their entire working wage from their athletic ability; may it be their physical size, speed, or physical agility, PED's have their place. The longevity of the average professional athlete is only four to five years at best in the four major professional sports. Moreover, PED's ought to be administered to professional athletes who are supervised by registered physicians who must maintain current MD state licensees and who must maintain rigorous medical records for their supervised athletes.
My argument is simply this: I am a state licensed CPA, I spend a great deal of money on making body and mind to perform at its maximum efficiency. Efficacy is measured by the increased efficiencies in my chargeable billable hour. I use PED's to enhance my mental acuity, increase my physical strength - so that I can put in more chargeable hours during my busy tax seasons and PED's allow be to stay focused longer and more acutely. Moreover, I spend a great deal of money on expensive software, computer hardware, research services (i.E. West Law - Lexus Nexus) to make me more productive and further enhances my skill sets so that I am able to perform and offer a boarder range of business related consulting services to my client base. So what's the difference between PED's or expensive computers and research services, all of these things collectively provide me with the better building blocks which make me more of a highly compensated professional and why? I'm sharper, smarter, more efficient, physically bigger and stronger and more refined than my competition. I physically can do more for my clients than my fellow colleagues and competition can do for theirs. I ought to be noted my PED's are administered and monitored by a board certified, stated licensed endocrinologist. What's the proof that PED's work for me? My documented blood chemistry findings support the medical conclusion that I have the comprehensive blood chemistry of a 30 year old in a 54 year old body. My body mass index is 23 with 12 percent body fat, I can run a four minute mile and bench press 315 lbs. A professional athlete or a licensed CPA on PED's, so what's the difference?
To legalise the use of PED is sports is like banning the use of the camera when it was first invented. It the camera was ban then we would have the amazing technology we have now like a T.V a tv you ask well yes it is from the camera that video was invented and then the tv because of it. So why ban some thing that could revolutionise the world??
All performance enhancing drugs should be legalized for use under a doctor's supervision - for athletes, for you, for me. Athletes whose income (in the tens of millions of dollars) depends on producing statistics and being able to play as many games as possible (performance incentives) are going to do whatever it takes to stay on the field or in the game/race. The real benefit of HGH and testosterone (and all of their derivatives, as well as other drugs), are that they speed recovery from injury or simply from the wear and tear of the game (soccer, rugby, football).
The bottom line with PEDs is that they are simply another form of technology - like top of the line basketball shoes, the insanely lightweight bikes used at the Tour de France, the knee braces worn by NFL linemen, or the high-tension tennis racquets used on the pro tours. The list could go on and on.
In the 1940s and 1950s, just as an example, NFL players only had food as a "sports supplement." Now all athletes have access to whey protein (quicker recovery and immune health), creatine, a variety of amino acid supplements, nutrient repartitioning supplements (ursolic acid, CLA), and even basic post-workout supplements specifically designed to aid recovery. PEDs are in this same category, only more effective when used correctly.
Which is why they should require a doctor's supervision. With testosterone one needs to avoid the conversion into estrogen (so we also need an aromatase inhibitor), the increase in LDL cholesterol (so we need fish oil and other healthy lipids), or, with oral steroids, liver damage (so we need alpha lipoic acid, curcumin, and/or milk thistle extract).
PEDs can be used safely and effectively, but that will not happen as long as they are banned and/or illegal.
I want my athletes to just be hulking monsters on the field. It should be entertaining to watch. The pain should be brought, and if they are gonna do it they should do it well. Letting the use peds can only enhance the experiance for the fans and expand the market
Considerable energy to testing competitors regularly, banning those who fail them. An anonymous survey conducted by the U.S. Anti-Doping agency revealed that about one tenth of all athletes admit to having used drugs, even though illegal (2). Nonetheless, doubts remain as to the effectiveness of these tests and the fairness of some of the resulting bans, and some argue the whole approach is deeply flawed.
Over all of history attempting to force adults to behave your way has never worked.
Today's bans are discarded tomorrow - ALWAYS.
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I compete. No problem for me if my competitor uses substances/methods I chose not to use.
Just let everyone give it their best shot and volunteer their training information and I am ok with winning in the natural class and they can win in the artificial class. Fine by me.
Most of the top athletes are forced to take them anyway to be able to compete. With legalization of doping it just makes it safer when they take them (better education about both application and side effects since studies will then be legal ).
Also right now a lot of young athletes only have their coach as an advisor in terms of doping. With the legalization of doping they would have a much easier time getting a second unbiased opinion from a nonbiased physician.
If all these performance enhancing drugs are being used illegally already then what's the point of them being illegal? There would be a more fair playing field because half of the elite level athletes already use PED's and most people do not even realize. There would also be less cost for penalizing and drug testing if they were made legal. And how much more entertaining would it be to see an athlete run 100 meters in 5 seconds? We will have the best of the best! It would be fair because we would know exactly who won, the competitors who had not taken PED's would be scored low or lost because they are up against athletes who have taken drugs to enhance their performance. Performance Enhancing Drugs should definitely made legal for the all the reasons above.
Does Tommy John surgery considered cheating, what about cortisone shots, anti inflammatory pills and injections, what about laser surgery for golfers, ADD medicine. All of these are perfectly legal for any 30 year old male to pick up legally if needed to support his family and make a living if needed. But if an athlete needs any of these to prolong his career, help him make more money, folks freak out. Mostly they scream cheating cause they are ignorant to growth hormone and testosterone. Most successful 40+ year old men that have the money are taking testosterone and and growth hormone if they are educated in the process and all is legal and under a doctors prescription. Have you ever met or seen a 60 year old man that is on testosterone and growth hormone? Trust me they are out there, living the great life, happy and healthy, why wouldn't you want to prevent cancer, diabetes and heart disease by taking these hormones. But, sadly most folks will never educate themselves on the subject. I just laugh at the public outcry every time some athlete gets caught and dumb masses start their crusade and persecution.
Legal Drugs need to due to the fact that should and if you can beat them join them. So many poeple use them so why not if they are legal to be taken out of the sport spot light. So in this way it can be seen that sport should allow drugs.
It creates a Level Playing field for ALL athletes by not restricting drugs for athletes that may have suffered injury or other such. Legalising these drugs also stops an illegal market for these performance enhancing drugs and puts the revenue made from them directly into a retailers hands which can then be taxed by a government
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Technology is being used at every curb to enhance the quality of sports of every athlete, so this is not showing the true talent of the player, much of it is being masked by the equipment and technology, so if the use of better tech is legal then why not use biotech for the same. Drugs should be legalized.
I think that allowing performance-enhancement would bring Athletics on-wards into the 21st century and in doing so take the entirety of the sport from development to race day into account, much like Formula one where developmental factors and strategy play an important and interesting part in another sport won by fine margins.
The demanding work-out schedules and actually playing the actual sport is stressful on the body especially in older players. I believe it unrealistic to expect men or women to perform exceptionally without enhancement drugs. Everyday people use energy drinks, coffee, and other various stimulants to get through the day and to perform their jobs; why not athletes. I believe Barry Bonds, Lance Armstrong, and A-Rod received a raw deal. Especially when the people judging these athletes could not handle 10 minutes of their schedule.
PEDs or Performance Enhancing Drugs are banned by WADA and IAAF which publish their own lists naming explicitly the banned substances. It also bans blood doping, not involving the use of any drug.
If we consider the level-playing field concept, it stands no basis. If we compare USA to Pakistan,or Afghanistan athletes, we may clearly see that the Western players have better access to facilities, better coaches, and better infrastructure, as compared to their Middle East counterparts, who can barely scrape a bare minimum.
Also if we consider a case of an athelete, who is suffering from muscle cramps before a race, might he not pop a pill, not a banned one, to mute the pain and go on to win the race. So, technically, the pill has enhanced his performance, and let him win where he could barely perform. If such a thing is allowed, why can't PEDs be allowed. Next, even the motto of the Olympics says" Citius ,Altius, fortius" . And every race at the Olympics is about beating the pre-set record. Why can't we allow drugs to aid humans in their quest to break barriers and outperform.
Also, US athletes follow a strict dietary regime, which consists of numerous food supplements. Does it not enhance the performance of a player? Shouldn't such a player be banned? Don't middle-east countries lack the resources and hence fall behind on this account. This thoroughly contradicts the concept of a level-playing field?
And all sportsmen agree that a drug cannot simply be the reason for a person to win the race.
E.G. A normal man even after taking the best drugs on the market, cannot beat a Tyson Gay running at a leisurely pace. So drugs only help an already overworked and rigorous athlete outperform himself, So is that really bad? And even God is biased. That is why you and I can't participate at the Olympics. Level Playing Field. IS IT?
Millions of dollars could be saved by getting rid of drug testing
It could create better entertainment in some sports for spectators - imagine athletics! People running the 100m in 8 seconds or less!
Substances such as caffeine (which improves reaction time and fights fatigue) are legal, so why aren't performance enhancing drugs?
Drugs help athletes recover from injury faster, therefore they are helpful.
They would not be dangerous to take if they were prescribed by a doctor rather than being taken alone by athletes that cannot identify overuse nor be able to scale doses appropriately.
Doping will always be present in sport no matter what
Any athletic event, even the Olympics, is never just about display of 'physical boundaries'. If it was so, the level of competition would have dropped several notches below already. That's because you can only stretch man's physical abilities so far. So it's necessary to keep up with times and technology and hence, introduce PEDs in moderation. This will keep the level of competition high, because let's face it, being an athlete was never about mere honesty. They injure themselves all the time. They are truly the best judges of how much harm they can resist, even when it comes to using PEDs...
Use of drugs in sports will not just take the game to a all new level,but will make the sport even more thrilling and exiting the level of competition increases,expectations will increase and will be a great deed not just for the audience but even for the competitors as it increases their fame in the sport.
Drugs used in sport is cheating. It is fundamentally contrary to the spirit of sport and is detrimental to the positive impact of sport in society.Sport is not only a test of biological potential. If enhancement is permitted, sport will remain a test of natural physical talent. Sport would be less of a genetic lottery. The winner will be the person with a combination of the genetic potential, training, psychology, and judgment
So many top athletes are caught cheating that it is unfair to the group that is not taking drugs, since one assumes and suspects that all great performances are drug enhanced.
Until the playing field is leveled Olympic gold medals mean very little.
When sport is elevated to a career choice it is inevitable that this will happen.
If a drug is already completely legal to be used by an ordinary citizen why should it be banned for athletes? Especially if it has no health risks, for example, caffeine in certain dosages is banned (something like 4 Mountain Dews worth, a lot but doable). Also there are already certain legal performance enhancing drugs like painkillers, why pick arbitrary drugs with little to no side-effects for banning?
Most professional athletes wear the best shoes for running, the best bicycle for cycling. In the end, those who don't use the best "weapons" will not prevail no matter how talented or hardworking they are. Why don't we consider drugs as "weapons" as well?
Those who don't use won't win, so why shouldn't all of the competitors use it?
Lately there are more news about veteran athletes failing drug tests. What happened? Do they take drugs voluntarily and skillfully avoided detection for many years? Or do some hateful rivals put "drugs" in their target's food or drink or whatever means they use to win? In the end, we don't know who is innocent or not. Why not just make them all black if we cannot differ between white and black? We can watch spectacular actions from drug-using players. We get a better show.
What about their bodies? That's their damn problem (Hate me for this).
I pay a lot of money to see a sport even of any kind.
I want top entertainment for my money and my day or evening out!
I don't care what athletics take as long as I'm entertained for those increasingly expense venues !
If a hot dog cost 10$ then I want to make darn sure I'm going to get full entertainment value for the singer, dancer, runner, baseball, baseball, hockey, tennis, swimming, golf, ruby, track and field or whatever event I'm paying to see !
If they take some performance-enhancing drugs then they are making themselves better than anyone else giving themselves an advantage over everyone else which is cheating, so why should they get money for using drugs to win, how do we know they aren't actually good at that sport. It doesn't make sense for people to get awards for cheating.
We barely know any of the effects at all! We should not legalize performance enhancing drugs because there are so many different health risks we don't know about. MayoClinic proves performance enhancing drugs to give such health problems like baldness infertility, and heart problems! Do we really want to unleash these problems on our athletes we admire so much?
Sure, drug taking has been going on for as long as sport has been around and many people would say just let them be legalised. Hasn't murder been going on since the beginning of humanity? Isn't murder in our world everyday? It is and it has come to be part of our human existence but let me ask you this... If someone said "oh just let murder be legalised because it's been going on for a long time", where is the justice in that? How can you say that just because something wrong has been going on for a long time then you should just let it be?
If we allow athletes to use performance-enhancing drugs, it means that it is not an even playing field. This would force athletes who do not want to use these drugs to either stop playing the sport or take the drugs, against their wishes just so that they can have an equal chance.
If we use drugs in sports, we wont see who's better at the sport we'll just see who's the biggest drug user. I think people that use drugs in sports are weaklings. I mean the people that are using drugs aren't giving the people that aren't using drugs a chance.
It is dangerous for athletes to use these drugs because it pushes their heart to far for them to handle. In some cases it even causes death. It takes down their over all popularity to the public. Athletes will tell you that it isn't but it is. Nothing but cheating.
Performance enhancing drugs in sport should not be tolerated and should be illegal.
The taking of these performance enhancing drugs isn't fair, we’re encouraging youth to take these drugs and it can have dramatic health risks weather it is short term or long term.
Performance enhancing drugs in sport such as the commonly known steroids give the consumer an unfair advantage on rival competitors. Is it really fair if one athlete who has the financial means to buy these products has an advantage due to that and not his natural raw talent? If drugs in sport are aloud then wont it really be a competition on who can create and afford the best drugs and not the untampered skill that these athletes who train for thousands of hours genuinely possess.
If we allow drugs in sport what is it teaching the youth of society? Is it telling them that you don't have to work hard to become and athlete and that you can take shortcuts to get what you want. Is this the child you want to raise? A slacker who finds the easy way out. This isn't the message that should be sent out to the youth of our country. We should be teaching the developing nation that if they want something bad enough they will have to put in the hard work and pain in order to reach there goals and not that everything in life will come easy to them.
Many drugs have harmful effects on the human body. These may not be visible until many years into the future but when discovered can lesson the quality of life in later years and can even send you to a premature death.An example of this is a body builder who went by the name of Zyzz who was idolized by many adolescents.It is a known fact that he took performance enhancing drugs in which put much stress on his body contributing to his death at only 22 years of age.
To conclude performance enhancing drugs give an unfair advantage, are harmful to athletes and give a bad message to the upcoming generation. If we allow performance enhancing drugs in sport then we have lost the real meaning of competition. It is designed to show off how hard someone has worked and we admire that. With the introduction of these drugs we should really be giving praise to the scientists not the athletes.
If PED were legalized, everyone would take them, and athletes dont take PED's to be at the same level of athletes, NO, they take them to have an advantage over other athletes, therefor if everyone was taking them, they would have to up the dosage to become better then others and if everyone was upping their dosage, the games would get extreme and also highly dangerous.
It is not fair that other athletes work really hard to be the best and the athletes that take PEDs just take a shortcut. There are also health factors. For instance, you may just faint while you're doing the sport or something worse may happen. Using drugs means you ignore your body's needs. For example, if you've been working out for ages and you've taken drugs, then your body forgets how hot it is and doesn't do anything. This can lead to overheating of your body, dehydration and so on. It should not be allowed if you want the athletes to live.
It ruins the game and it ruins yourself. It ruins the fairness of the game. And in the long term your muscles are going to get screwed up. Performance enhancing drugs ruin the intensity and meaning of the game, because it wouldn't be as special to win anymore.
Reason why I think it should not be legalized is because the athletes' health can be bad and might die because of the drugs like steroid. For example, a lot of athlete who had drugs like steroid are dead. Therefore I think it should not be legalized for the health of the athletes.
The whole point of sports competitions is to test the human ability of people, and not the ability of the drug used. What is the whole point of competitions if we will just cheat. I don't believe a guilty victory is better than a honest defeat. For these reasons I say we should not legalize performance-enhancing drugs in sports
If performance enhancing drugs were to be allowed in sports it wouldn't be about the talents of the athletes, it would be a contest of who could afford the best drugs. Also, if drugs were legalized, young children would think drugs were okay because there athlete idols that use them.
Whether they like it or not, athletes are role models. A major segment of marketing for the Olympics, team sports and any other elite competition is based largely on making them role models. What do we gain by legalizing drugs in sport? A marginal increase in entertainment through slight improvement in performance until athletes reach the limits of what drugs can do for them. Then we are right back where we are now (or they start dying in the field). What does it cost us? The normalization of drug use and self-destruction to achieve relatively unimportant goals.
If we are to legalize drugs, are we competing in sport or in the creation of a new drug, and which one is the best in enhancing performance? Drugs damage us, and when you put them in your body, it's not honest to yourself as it is not you who won the race, it's the drug.
I had to write an essay for my English class on this. PEDs are completely wrong to use. There are many side effects that can occur and the body breaks down eventually. It gives the player an unfair advantage over other athletes. Take Lance Armstrong for instance: he "won" 7 Tour de Frances but he won none of them fairly. He admitted to using drugs to help him win. When that happens, athletes can have all their glory taken away from them and have nothing left. No life.
If you have to cheat to win it means that you do not believe in yourself as an athlete. Some people work many years to achieve their level of physical ability and using drugs to do that in a few months or week is just wrong. Using steroids is disrespecting not only the sport but the players who play the sport and most of all you will be disrespecting your own body.
Is it really worth it? Risking your health and your reputation just for self-glory? If drugs were legalised for sporting use then it wouldn't be all about the joy and fun of the sport, it would be about who can afford the best drugs? Drugs are drugs? They should be illegal everywhere and in everything besides medicational care. It undermines natural talents and is just a short cut to glory. Performance enhancing drugs delete the concept of the fair play and everyone should just be who they are.
I think they shouldn't be legalized because no one will have to train as hard to achieve a goal. They could just get the easy way out and use a drug that will give them the same fitness level in 1 year that they would of had to work for, for 5 years.
Because people should be recognised world wide as nationally classed athletes as a results of the hard work and determination they've put into their chosen sport. Not my CHEATING and using performance enhance drugs in sports to alter their performance. Its stupid and wrong. I don't know why anyone would want it to be legalized its ridiculous.
Drugs cause many problems and have very severe side effects. Some as little as upset stomach and others leading to cancer and even death when over consumed. People who think it should be legalized have not taken in to consideration the severity of this problem. Depending on the drug, will depend on what types of side effects there are. Let's take steroids for instance, it can be either taken as a supplement or injected directly into the muscle. The side effects for women are, facial hair, heart problems, increased blood pressure, liver problems, liver cancers and muscle cramps. For men the side effects are, baldness, formation of breast tissue, heart problems, liver problems, aggressiveness, jaundice (yellowing of skin or eyes), if injected and sharing of needles was involved may cause blood transmitted infections such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C HIV or aids and cholesterol. For teenagers and children it will stunt their growth. So after hearing all of that just from one, more over used drug, do you really think its worth it?
Performance-enhancing drugs should be banned because they can change and alter the ability and stability of the players. They can change the way they think or play for the worse and they can damage their way of thinking and reacting to things on a daily basis, not even being involved in sports.
Life is put at risk when using P.E.Ds, so why take a chance that is not worth your Heath status. Greed, self accomplishment, medals, country glory? Is this really worth putting your health at risk?
In time, everyone will be using performance enhancing drugs just to be at the same standard as another, so what will happen to the honest athletes? Dishonest athletes drive through the competitions, the authorities unaware, the athletes nervously passing the tests, anxiety taking command, health affects, all for self glory.
Are you trying to gain a higher competitive edge in sport by taking muscle building supplements or other performance enhancing drugs? You should first learn how these drugs work and how they can affect your health. So what will bring happiness for the majority of people in this category? I honestly believe that drugs having zero tolerance in sport should be put in place to benefit all of the competitors.
Most of the serious athletes will tell you that the competitive drive to win can be strong. Besides the satisfaction of personal accomplishment, athletes often peruse their dreams of winning a medal for their country or securing a spot on a professional sporting team. But this is becoming harder and harder for athletes using pure determination to enter into the sporting career because of all of the steroids and other performance enhancing drugs impacting on dishonest players.
Some athletes take a form of steroids called anabolic-androgen steroids to increase the strength; the main anabolic steroid hormone produced by your body is testosterone which effects muscle building majorly.
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Performance enhancing drugs would change the way the world views sport and would change these games of natural ability and talent into battles of the most expensive and powerful performance enhancing drugs. It would also be a battle now of the rich, who could afford these drugs to be created, and those who do have natural ability would be forced to use these drugs in order to be competitive in their chosen sports. Lastly, drugs are dangerous, and thus by using these drugs it would teach society that altering ourselves and taking risks with our bodies in order to be the best is ok.
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Firstly everyone has always looked up to the top athletes in their sport for their dedication and hard work put into their sport. However if PEDs are introduced to a sport, this would destroy the sport’s image and people would not respect the top athletes, instead frown upon them and the sport. The past athletes have given in their full dedication and effort to their sport to be the best. This is where the beauty and love for the sport are found. Would we really want to take away the aesthetic appreciation of the sport by introducing illegal PEDs? For example, bodybuilding is a sport that most people frown upon for the use of illegal PEDs. Although it is illegal to take PEDs in the sport of bodybuilding, it is very common to find the top athletes in bodybuilding to have taken illegal PEDs for muscle growth and recovery. Even the famous bodybuilders like Ronnie coleman and Arnold Schwarzenegger have admitted to illegal drug use for their sport. Here’s a site I have found showing how people look down on bodybuilding. Http://www.Bodybuilding.Com/fun/other4.Htm
The natural performance of sports people today should not have to be enhanced by drugs to be better at that particular sport. Decades ago sports people had to put in extensive amount of training sessions to see or make any improvements. These days sports people are getting lazy and trying to take the easy way to make any gains or improvements in their sports by using specialised drugs. Drugs have a huge impact on people after an extensive use over a period of time, this can result in future heath issues and problems, which can in extreme cases result in death.
There are lots of ways an athlete can improve their performance. What does wanting to win end an cheating begin? For example if an athlete lives an trains at high attitude for several weeks, their body makes a hormone which increases their red blood count. This is legal. But it is illegal to but the hormone and inject it to make more red blood cells
I think that athletes should not use drugs, because to have a fair game, not matter what sport it is, athletes using drugs, is kind of like cheating. Athletes use different types of drugs for different types of sports, but some of them could be harmful, and they might not know. And once you start using any type of drugs except medical drugs you get addicted to them and anything that is addictive is bad for you. Some athletes get caught and then that’s goodbye for their career. Some of them die in races, such as when the cyclist had a heart attack in the race, he had to go and doctors were called in, and so they found out that he took drugs.
Sports is about an individual's natural talent and ability to perform. A level playing field is required to bring out the true worth of an individual. Drugs will tarnish the very spirit of sports. After all, people participate in sports for fitness and good health, to inculcate values of sportsmanship and teamwork. Use of drugs cannot, under any circumstance and with no amount of progress in science, lead to a well developed and healthy body. It will probably help us earn a few medals and then when the cat is out of the bag, it'll earn us a lot of humiliation and criticism. Are a few gold medals won unscrupulously really worth more than a single bronze medal or even no podium position at all but by giving our best and working hard? Surely not! So I feel that drugs CANNOT ever benefit sports in any manner possible. We might as well start digging our own graves if performance-enhancing drugs are legalised in sports!
Sports are there to have fun,to test your skill against an opponent, feel the thrill of the game,the rush of the adrenaline.If you take drugs, you go to a higher level still and dominate the ring or court or field. You get excited for a while but then a realisation sinks in that you do not enjoy the sport as much.When you become too good, that too without working hard, you start finding it boring and that takes away the essence of playing sports.As far as the matter of saying"Why don't we just let all sportsmen take drugs?", well we could do that but it would be detrimental to their health and if we want to watch matches of people who are enhanced using technology, we might as well watch a match played by robots.Thus, I rest my case.
If one is doping, they aren't using their own skills or talents. Honesty and fairness are out of the picture. We as a society are being far too generous to those who cheat. Being far too generous with those who aren't playing fair seems to be par for the course in all aspects of society today.
Sport is the symbol of sacrifice ,determination and hard work.This motto of sport is blackened with malpractices like doping and drugs .Sport should not represent a dog eat dog world and in such a world ones capabilities does not matter ,only a great medical team does. By taking a drug the athlete shows that he or she is not a true sportsman and that they are not confident in themselves .Say no to drugs say yes to true sport
Not everyone may be equal athletically but the use of drugs has nothing to do with hard work and working toward a goal. People who have trained and put heart and soul into their sport should be the ones standing on the podium, not some person who doped up after their last minute decision to join in the game. If we legalize drugs in sports, sooner than later no one will be working for their top position, not to mention all the health problems everyone will die of. There is absolutely no point to including drugs in sports and the people who win while on dope will not lose all the excitement and immediate joy, but will still have to live not knowing if they could win fair and square.
A cheater is a person who acts DISHONESTLY to gain an advantage. Plain and simple...CHEATING!
I like this quote from Richard Pound, BCL, former President of the World Anti-Doping Agency, Jan 15, 2008:
"Remember that athletes don't take these drugs to level the playing field, they do it to get an advantage. And if everyone else is doing what they're doing, then instead of taking 10 grams or 10 cc's or whatever it is, they'll take 20 or 30 or 40, and a vicious circle simply gets bigger. The end game will be an activity that is increasingly violent, extreme, and meaningless, practiced by a class of chemical and or genetic mutant gladiators. The use of performance-enhancing drugs is not accidental; it is planned and deliberate with the sole objective of getting an unfair advantage."
I am completely against the usage of performance enhancing drugs in sports at a professional level. Usage of drugs by athletes is wrong as it gives them an unfair edge over other athletes who work hard throughout the year to compete in these events, it is necessary to maintain an even playing field for all athletes or then there is no point in holding any sport competitions, because instead of the athletes who have the natural ability and have undergone rigorous training to win, it is the athletes who have better and more intensive drugs win. There is no point in having sport competitions if the winners are actually people who have more advanced drugs at their fingertips, then you could have science fairs to determine the better drug instead of the better athlete, and also, athletes put their life into unnecessary danger due to the side effects of these drugs, there have also been numerous cases of death of athletes due to drug overdose as well. It is imperative that we completely ban performance enhancing drugs to establish complete fairness in all sports.
Some players may get more money than others just because they are taking drugs to make themselves better. There are plenty of other ways to get stronger and faster than by taking drugs. You can train for any environment. Its easy to travel around to trian when you have all that money.
If we allow athletes to use performance-enhancing drugs, it means that it is not an even playing field. This would force athletes who do not want to use these drugs to either stop playing the sport or take the drugs, against their wishes just so that they can have an equal chance.
Today are are many of the athletes playing different games and always want their team to win but the use of drugs creates a massive destruction to the competition because it is no more a competition then......
One should always play with the full energy of his *own* but not with the use of drugs......
Drugs will ruin the game we know today if we legalize performance enhancing drugs in sports and the result will become increasingly different than the game known today. But not only performance enhancing drugs will ruin the game,it will also ruin the player's life.
Because Our life is not a shortcut..
If athletes use drugs to enhance their performance then it will no longer be THEIR performance it would just be the power of the drug. This will lead to the competition between athletes of the more drugs used the better chance of winning and not the matter of how hard they train. In order to have a fair competition we need to eliminate the drugs because now the athletes can't depend on anything but themselves and how hard they train.
Studies have already proven a positive correlation between the use of legal dietary supplements in high school aged athletes, and the future use of anabolic steroids in young adulthood. Openly legalising performance enhancing drugs sets a bad example for adolescents. It also opens the can or worms; would steroid advertising then also be acceptable? Similiar to the debate on Tobacco advertising in sports such as formula one.
They should not be because why would we want to see who has the best drugs? We want to see talent and hard work. It is also unfair in people who cannot find or afford drugs. It also puts peoples lives at risk and we should not make them do that.
If we allowed PED's into sport it would no longer be about who can compete the best at the sport it will be all about whose company can make the best drugs and then turning into a battle of what person/country/team(depending on the sporting situation) can afford to pay the most money for the better drug which would be more expensive, therefore having the biggest wallets to buy the best PED'S on the market.
Taking drugs gives you an unfair advantage by allowing them is removing the fair play aspect of sport. Which means more and more athletes will feel the need to take them to become the best and then be hooked which is not right. Also it stops more talented people moving from amateur to proffesional as most amatuers cannot afford drugs so the pros stay pros and the amateurs stay amatuer.
Drugs should definitely be illegal everywhere including the sporting field. They have claimed lives, lost jobs and shamed athletes. The reason why athletes take drugs though is to win gold and glory. If money wasn't in sport no one would take drugs. It would be a fun game with no cheaters. But unfortunately sport isn't like that.
It's fair to say that PEDs are acceptable with people who have cancer, but that's not the issue. These 'athletes' are at the top of their physical (and mental) game and should not need performance enhancing drugs to give them energy, strength etc. That an abnormal growth of harmful cells has degraded for the cancer ridden patient. These athletes are athletes because they are healthy, and their nutritional diet and regular exercise should be enough to allow them to be at their greatest, because really, if they use drugs, i wouldn't call it 'their' greatest.
Using performance enhancing drugs in sports undermines the natural talent of the athlete. How do we know if someone is really good at his sport or is he is just winning by a mere shortcut? I believe that PEDs is a shortcut and it affects national integrity as well as fair play of the game. Sports is all about competition isn't it ? So if one rich athlete is taking these steroids and the other one who cannot afford it isn't, despite of his choice, then what is the whole point of a competition? The athlete taking the drug is obviously more likely to win, even if he is actually really talented or not. Legalizing PEDs would ruin the whole point and basis of sports and definitely set a bad example on the upcoming youth.
As a pro athlete uses these types of drugs to enhance his physical performance, others don't, it all depends on the tiring months and years he/she worked for to achieve his/her performance now. In the other hand, drug users take a boost like in their bodies so no much hard work as non-drug users.
Still natural is the way to go!
Look,if a person is going to take a Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs) and win the match or the game at which he or she is participating and winning after the usage of drugs they actually know that they used a drug and won the particular event its actually a guilt for the person its truly a guilt for him and if its found out that he use drugs its guilt for the whole nation........Let me tell an example for this,if you are writing an exam and you are actually copying in it which means you are eating what somebody puked in his paper and getting same marks as he got and you really won't feel happy about your achievement.........Its the same even in sports.......:)
Performance enhancing drugs go against everything that sports should be. Not only does it pose severe health risks, it encourages athletes to use them and encourages them to risk their career. It also influences youth and amateur athletes to take them. Think of it this way, would you want to pump steroids into your child just so he/she could be better? Would you want to risk your child's health and development just to enhance their athletic abilities? Before taking a stance on this subject, think of how legalizing drugs could affect your life or you families life. Drugs are wrong, unnatural and immoral.
Why should one use drugs to enhance one's performance in sports? What does one show/prove by doing so...That one is weaker or that one needs a powerup to perform better?
Use of drugs in any field should be totally banned as it simply shows that one is simply not fit to play alone!
A sport is any kind of a physical activity that aims to use, maintain and improve fitness, and to entertain people. Ethically, improving fitness is drug-free. But above all drugs undermine the very purpose of a sport. If we say that sport is about challenge, effort and accomplishment then where is the effort if one uses artificial means to enhance one's performance.
Its not fair on the clean competitors because they have worked well training for something that they want and the people who cheat steal it from them. The cheaters should have a punishment and not be allowed back in the Olympics, etc. It is also bad for health and could be dangerous to you in the future.
Yes we have freedom of choice (democracy) however just as we have laws given by government we have rules and regulations for sport. Ie. You have the freedom to commit murder but its against the law. The same with sexual harassment, its against the law you wouldn't want that legalised.
Leaving aside that using drugs in sport is against the law, cheating and all the immoral aspects behind this topic. Using drugs in sports defeats the whole purpose of being healthy. Yes I do understand some of the reasons why athletes many use drugs fame, money and a successful career. However there are some side effects that these substances cause to the human body. Is it really worth it to exchange your health for all these money and Fame? Off course not, your own health hasn't got a price.
The use of drugs by sportsperson has many ill effects on society. It influences the other young sportsperson of the society.The players are forced to think negatively. They will develop a feeling that they can win in sports only if they use drugs and not by merit.Who knows may be this would lead to drug addicts in our society!
Although performance enhancing drugs show the effects of muscle gain or more endurance, which can appeal to some athletes, the side affects actually could be killing them. Why give an athlete something which may help them in the present but could kill them in the future? They can limit athletes in their game as well as help them. This is why they should not take them. They should keep the playing field level in their game, keep it natural and no side effects will happen.
It should be the person who achieves and not the drugs. How can you say you are the best at something if the only way you can get there is to drug yourself? It says to children you don't have to try hard - just cheat whether it be sport, play or school work and exams.
Nowadays, the drug is used so much among sportspeople that now it's turned into a battle between 'who can use the best drug' rather than your natural ability in playing the sport. It is not fair to other sportspeople who don't use the drug and using their natural ability, work hard then lose the game. It isn't fair because you are using drugs to enhance your performance. There are people that don't use drugs to get to their level. That just proves that there are other ways to go through to where they want to go or achieve. It is cheating.
My main reason is because it is cheating. If we were all allowed to use performance enhancing drugs, everyone would be able to perform as well as these athletes do. Its all about showing your true skills and showing the world how unique you are as an individual. Drugs are unfair and dangerous in some cases. They should not be allowed anywhere near to the sport world.
Sports players that are displayed in the media as role-models for the youth of today should not be encouraging the use of drugs. They will enhance your athletic ability and make international competitions that are very hirghly thought of, a sham. We should not allow sports in the media as it ensures unfair play and makes it appear to young children that if our idols are abusing drugs, it should be acceptable for them to as well.
Athletes are role models to young children that aim to be as great as they are. If a child sees their favourite athlete using drugs in order to enhance their performance they are going to think it is okay to and start using them in their sport. This problem can lead to addictions which as we all know can be harmful especially to young minds.
Sports are already exciting and it makes watching even more amazing to know the athletes are naturally talented and that they haven't used performance enhancing drugs to boost performance. Although everyone has a right to decide what to do to their body I just think that it is unnecessary to do this.
Athletes that take drugs to enhance their performance are cheats. It’s clearly unfair to those competitors who have not cheated or taken any type of performance enhancing drugs. If younger athletes see this happening they would also probably consider taking these drugs as they would look up to older athletes as their idols. If athletes compete using these drugs, we wouldn’t know who has the natural ability of the sport or who won the sport fair and square without cheating. We would not be able to determine the actual winners. If an athlete takes drugs, I believe they should be banned from all sports, stripped of medals, money and sponsors, be made to do community service or coaching clinics and give back to their sport.
Those who take performance enhancing drugs are gaining an upper hand over those of whom don't take these drugs, which are illegal. You shouldn't be a part of such sport where people train their ass off to be the best. Drugs ruin this concept of natural talent around other competitors.
PEDs are just a waste of money and time. The more you use it, the more of a chance you are going to get caught. That's like saying, "This is my favorite place. Lets break everything!" You know what that leads too? YOU'RE GONNA GET BANNED! But if you let them into the VIP section, that's a waste of their money because you will break the EXPENSIVE stuff. So steroids is pretty much just saying that you love to break the rules.
People who say yes are basically saying "oh hes using PEDs? Thats fine". People like Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle, and Carl Yemstrenski didnt use PEDs and they had some of the best careers in baseball history. Barry Bonds and Mark Maguire went off hitting a bunch of home runs, but they used PEDs they didnt do nearly as good as Ted Williams and them even if they were cheating.
Drugs. The sad issue. So many children are having their heart broken because their role model has been diagnosed with performance enhancing drugs. Children look up to these people and they may follow in their footsteps. I don't know about you but I know that it is wrong. Athletes are setting a bad example for future generations of sportsmen and women. Choose your own side but I'm sticking where I am.
To determine ones inner strengths and capabilities against real challengers in life is one thing. But when competitors are pushed into situations for commercial, financial and personal gains, this becomes unacceptable and removes the entertainment of sport therefore losing the essence of competition. Although this is an unrealistic outlook but when we as a society give credit towards the use of drugs to enhance performance we are then as a society removing fair play.
Using drugs in sport is just a way for people to take the easy option. I strongly think that taking the easy way out in sport is slack. With people cheating VS the people who aren't cheating who do you think will win obviously the cheater will win because they have things in there body (sports like Athletics, Running, Body building) or things that help them go faster.
It's not so much about if an athlete wants to use the drug but if they are being indirectly forced into it.
If there are athletes that are fine with taking performance-enhancing drugs and thus as a edge over another athlete who has trained just as hard or harder, then all athletes must take drugs to stay competitive. What if a dedicated athlete doesn't want to use drugs? No matter what he can't get past a certain point without some sort of performance-enhancing drug. He can accept that he'll never be the best, change carriers, or start using performance-enhancing drugs.
When you use off the counter drugs or steroids during a competition, it does improve on your strength, endurance and what not, however your also not playing fair, and your hurting yourself. That boost of energy/power only last for a short period of time, while the negative side effects can last a life time. Plus, people that are abusing the Human Growth Hormone aren't being fair to the people who actually need it for growth.
What happened to whether or not the person got on the team was based the amount of skills they had for the sport rather than a preformance enhancing drug. Its also an ufair advantage to the other team and poses a major health threat that can follow until your later years just for a short time reward
I dont think thats good because not only are you cheating and giving yourself an unfair advantage but our also hurting yourself just for a little bit of recognition. Would you rather live your life and work your way up to fame or hurt your body by using these harmful drugs just to get recognized.
Because it violates the spirit of sports. And becAuse it's stupid. And becAuse it kills people. And becAuse there's a reason it's banned, it wasn't just put there for no reason. So people should just stop trying to get it legalized because they should just stop playing sports if they want to have that kind of stupid attitude
If performance enhancing drugs were legalised in sport, it would no longer mean anything to win. As the winner will no longer be the most dedicated, hard training athlete, it will be the athlete with access to the most drugs. This will give athletes in rich, developed countries a big advantage over athletes from poorer, less developed countries as they will have access more to the latest and most expensive performance enhancing drugs.
The reason for that is because when a player plays his absolute best and the other doesn't even try it can say that they practice less because it can make the league of the sport feel unbalanced with PED's in the playing field. If you get caught, you will either have a 50-game suspension, or even a lifetime ban from the sport that you are in.
The athlete should be able too look at their accomplishments and be able to think "I earned this, I worked for this!" Not "my drugs did this for me". They shouldn't have to think of how they are defendant on something else to achieve their goals. It would be muck more satisfying to know that you achieved your big goal by hard work and not by a drug doing the work for you.
Is it really fair for athletes to use performance enhancing drugs? When athletes use these performance enhancing they have technically been modified to play better on field. The game is meant for people to see the athletic ability of people without drug substances being pumped into their blood. Taking drugs is pretty much just being lazy. EPO is a drug used to increase red blood cell production. To increase red blood production without using illegal drugs is to not being lazy and start doing high altitude training. You are still achieving the same thing except for the fact that one is illegal and one isn’t. So drug takers have to stop being lazy and maybe try and achieve what they want to by actually working.
If you allow drugs into sports, there will always a few people pushing the limits, and this may lead to a rise in drug overdoses and more deaths. Also, how far down the chain will it go? Will parents be giving their 12 year olds steroids before the school tryouts, or other children being encouraged to take drugs to enhance their performance at other sports? It will be too hard to control and will lead to bad consequences.
They are cheating themselves to become better. What good does that do? They're not only hurting themselves but they're hurting other people to. They won't be viewed as role models and they won't be trusted by their fellow teammates. People won't look at them as a good player, but they will look at them as a cheater who doped.
No because its not fair to take advantage of the ones on the field. If you cant be a good athlete without steroids then it not meant for you to be an athlete. It can also cause harm to your body and cause not only you to get bigger but can lead to many other affect. For example, dehydration, body overheat and so forth. No athlete should be allowed to take steroids.
The use of enhancement drugs in sports is proven to decrease your life span by at least 5 years, and that is due to the fact that sport drugs come with a lot of health risks.Not to mention it is both unfair for the fans and for the athletes as it makes an uneven and bias game that is no longer about sports and competition, but is rather about the people who take the most drugs!
Steroids should stay banned because not only is it changing "Americas Pastime" in a negative way, but it would also pretty much erase all of the previous records. Legalizing this harmful drug on the body is against many morals and to keep the players from doing it stricter penalties should be enforced, like being banned from the game, all stats removed, and having to pay back there previous contract.
If you allow performance enhancing drugs into sport, it would be the end of it. You might as well let people drive cars during the marathon. Sport is meant to be a battle of the mind and body against nature and between fellow contestants, that's what makes it great.
If PEDs were legalized we would find ourselves competing through science and money rather than through skill. The whole point of world sports is to provide entertainment and find out who is the best of the best not who has purchased the best PEDs. Moreover, If we were to legalize their use LEDCs would not be able to keep up and thus we would create a large divide in world sport.
First, the use of performance enhancing drugs has harmful consequences for the health of the athletes. There are enough examples of athletes from several sports who have suffered severe consequences or have even died. For example, some German athletes who took anabolic steroids in the 1970´s and 1980´s are having health problems now. A famous NFL player, Lyle Alzado, died at the age of 43 after having taking steroids for more than 2 decades. The stories of these once great players should prevent athletes from using performance enhancing drugs. If that is not enough to change minds of those who believe doping should be legalized, what about the legalization of drugs such as marijuana or cocaine? It is well known that the consumption of these drugs increases every year even though the governments of the countries try to stop it. It is also known that these drugs cause numerous deaths every day. Many authors, however, say that steroids have more harmful effects than marijuana or cocaine, so it is not a far-fetched idea to enforce the ban on doping.
Legalising performance enhancing drugs in sport will have a vast negative impact worldwide. Being considered ‘good’ at sport will be based on who can afford the most effective and most current PED. As we all know and have been taught from a young age, our world is not equal. There is inequality and poverty in a staggering 50% of the world’s population. For decades, sport has been one area we could all put our differences aside and compete with a common passion. But if PED’s were to be legalised, this situation would definitely change for worse. Minor countries and developing countries will have no access to the these PED’s and their representation at world sporting events such as the Olympics will dwindle as expectations to qualify rise and they cannot meet the standard without PED’s. On a national scale, clubs and teams who are trying to build membership and get established will suffer greatly in competition when the larger reputable teams use PED’s and wipe the floor using their fake skills. And even on a local scale poorer communities and suburbs will be turned away from sport because they will think that there is no reason for them to bother trying to compete with teams or other individuals who have the advantage of PED’s.
If people take PED's the true challenge of sports would be lost. What would separate one player from the next, the better drug? What is stopping the average person to go hit a walk-off home run in game 7 of the World Series? Its disrespectful to the true players who put in the effort day in and day out.
Performance enhancing drugs ruin the games that we have come to love. It adds more to the raw talent of the players. To be honest, they don't need it. The effects on the body are not worth the satisfaction of maybe hitting a few more homeruns. Just do it naturally. Live in the weight room. Commit to a healthy lifestyle.
If PEDs are legalised the true nature of sport will be lost. Everyone wants to be the best, so everyone will keep taking more and more of different types of drugs, until being considered good at sport is based on who can afford the best and newest drug, not who is the most naturally talented and who has worked the hardest.
All athletes that use performance enhancing drugs use them for one reason and one reason alone, too become better than everyone else. If PED's are legalized in sport this won't even out he competition, anyone who is willing to take PED's will not stop at being equal with the rest, they will continue to take more and more until an overdose takes place. People don't take PED's to be even with everyone else, they want to be the best.... So if everyone is using PED's serious health risks could occur from multiple overdoses with those who simply want to be better.
Drugs bad not good at all they suck never take them they should be banned for life because they are harmful and could damage your body so players who take performance enhancers should be banned from the sport that they play because it is cheating and unfair to the others
It is cheating and you will also face major family problems
EPO is a drug which helps increase the amount of Red blood cells in the body which then increases the amount of hemoglobin in the body which increases the amount of oxygen in your body
So taking drugs is bad!
It's not the athlete performing, it's the drugs. Taking the drugs mean that you aren't capable of doing your sport and you need drugs to guide you like a puppet. When you take the drugs, it tells me that you aren't a real athlete, just a pretend one, a fake one who can't even perform their own sport and takes the credit for something they can't even do.
• Performance enhancing drugs are substances that increase a person's physical abilities and stamina. These drugs are taken for a variety of reasons, including to build muscle mass, dull pain, lower stress, and reduce weight. Abusing them can cause severe side effects, however, so most drugs are available only by prescription if at all. A great deal of controversy surrounds these drugs, and their use is a major concern among professional sporting associations worldwide.
Your basically cheating yourself to be a great athlete. People who don't do them are getting aggravated because they are actually trying hard. If the drugs were legal, then everyone would be a "fake" athlete because they're cheating themselves. That is why I think performing- enhancing drugs is cheating. PEDS suck!
Drugs in sports are not only illegal but it also sets bad examples to adolescences. Sports should be about the natural talent and hard work. You have to earn it to get it. Anybody that uses performance enhancing drugs do not believe in their athletic ability. If you have to use drugs to get an advantage then you aren't a good athlete or a good person.
Performers are competing to show their best, their full potential and what they have trained to be; not what science can make them. For people that want to prove what they can do naturally do not want to use these drugs, so when other people try to push the boundaries too far it makes it unfair to people that do not use them as they themselves haven't used them; so have an unfair disadvantage.
There is a reason or reasons why PEDs should remain legalised. These reasons include: inequity in sports, health risks to athletes and it creates a dangerous example for adolescents. Most of all it is immoral. It is also humiliating for athletes who have achieved various awards against people doing the right thing.
Performance enhancing drugs do not protect the health of the athletes and make the competition unfair. Why should a person on performance enhancing drugs win over a person who is really practicing hard without using drugs? Steroids and other performance enhancing drugs make the playing field of professional sports unlevel.
Because the athlete is cheating, not only are they cheating the other competitors but they are cheating themselves and then of course there is the high chance that they will have a premature death. The athlete is making themselves think they are better than they are so if they ever stop they are going to be dissapointed with the results they are getting so they will most likely start taking the performance enhancers again.
Baseball should be a game that is played fairly, without cheating. If performance enhancing drugs are allowed by the MLB, how is that fair to all the players that have been playing without them all their career that are just as good as the players who had been using them. It will just prove a point to all the players that had been caught using that they weren't wrong for ever cheating to get ahead.
If athletes continue to do drugs it will kill the reputation of pro sports. It is very dangerous for the athletes side effects include anything from a stomach ache to cancer and possibly death. Also some athletes will not want do do them and it will be unfair to he fair athletes.
People train for years to be able to run races and win and others take drugs for a matter of moths. It is unfair on the athletes around them and it is potentially life threatning. They can give you heart problems. Why would you risk your life for these drugs. It's wrong!
Performance-enhancing drugs should be banned from professional sports because taking them is considered cheating. The players that take performance-enhancing are cheating because they are boosting performance to be the best. Telling who would be the best in that sport would no longer be judged by individual accomplishment and talent. But, rather by what combination of drugs allow the athlete to perform better than the others. Athletes spend most of their life practicing to be the best they can be, and other athletes ruin their experience by taking performance-enhancing drugs. Drugs provide unnatural results in athletes; therefore, performance-enhancing drugs take away from the competitive nature of sports.
These substances are prohibited for a reason. They are dangerous and harmful to athletes bodies, it also means that the playing field is not level in sport and athletes and coaches who can afford the best doctors receive the better drugs, it is morally wrong and is not seen as ethical behavior. This should not become a norm within sport, it is deviant behavior and cheating. The true value of sport is about competing and trying your best at all time while respecting yourself and other people involved but by using banned methods and substance the true values of sport is disregarded.
No because that is cheating and it could make people go crazy. They could kill someone or themselves by using drugs and you shouldn't encourage people in the Olympics. I have more sense than most people who vote it should be legalized. I hope you know it could kill you within five years.
• It's the player's choice whether he/she wants to do the drug, it's their body, they know the side-effects, so why should we stop them?
• It would be more exciting for the viewers if all the players were using a certain drug, dependings on the sport, such as UFC.
• Guns are worse, they cause death, drugs don't regular, so why should guns be legal and not drugs?
• Majority of athletes are using some sort of PED, meaning the sports field will never be fair.
• Better and more fair competition for all those use PED's.
• People use EPO to increase red blood cell production, but it's illegal. High altitude training does the same thing, but this is legal, so it would be fair to make EPO legal.
• Caffeine and painkillers could also be classed as a form of PED, because it alters your mind, making you more awake, in less pain, which PED's also do, so what's the difference?
• If PED's are considered an unfair advantage, then genes should too.
• Banning drugs gives the government control over our body and mind, violating basic human rights.
• People will take drugs, no matter the law, so why stop them in sports?
• It doesn't affect as much of your body as people claim it does.
• Smoking is harmful and can permanently damage your organs, PED's don't always, cigarettes are still legal, PED's are still illegal.
• It should be legal to allow PED's, but only to a certain extent, so that everyone will be equal in playing. There's no unfair advantage if everyone's taking the same dose of drugs.
• It's just as unfair as a wealthy person with a better doctor on the opposing team to someone from a poor country, with less funds and worse doctors. The world isn't a level-playing field.
• If it helps their performance, it should be legal.
• The rules are defined by people, so if it were legal to use drugs in sport, it would no longer be illegal, making it fair.
• If they tested everyone after the Tour De France for PED's, and the first 20 positions were tested positive, then the 21st person would have been first, eliminating the winning racers, hypothetically speaking.
• Freedom of choice.
• Some people are unable to do sport for a certain period of time because of some burden, and others have been doing sport their whole life, and getting better and better, and it's not the other person's fault that they were unable to excel in their sport, so it should be legal to use PED's to make it fair for those naturally disadvantaged.
• Some natural performance enhancing substances are used for AFL, but they are legal because they are natural, but at a higher cost, and harder to get, so legalizing PED's would make it fair for those who can't afford the natural alternative.
Taking performance enhancing drugs doesn't show your skill rather they show the enhancement the drugs have on your body. I play sports and constantly want to get better, but not by cheating, essentially thats what taking ped are. Sure you still have to work out and practice but its not the same. I play sports for the personal satisfaction and the personal gain i get from them. I play to see how good I am and constantly practice to get better. Sure you can make the argument that its your body, your choice, but how is that fair? How is that ethical, moral? How can you say that you are the best in the world at what you do if you cheat? Because thats what this is, its not you that won, it wasn't even your body, modifying your genes and their capabilities, you cant even say thats your body.
It is an unfair advantage and also is selectively unfair to those who cannot afford it. High performance athletes who gather just enough money to go to the Olympics, FIFA, etc. Cannot afford PES whether they want to use them or not. This is not a fair playing field and the ruins the whole point of sport. Sport promotes and improves one's wellness while having fun and if PES were used, you would not be improving your health.
Many sportsmen are idolized and worshiped by children. If children were to find out their favourite sport star has been taking illicit drugs and cheating the sport, they would be devastated. I know for a fact many Essendon supporters who are extremely disappointed in their club. With sportsman playing sport the righteous and fair way there would be no problems with the children and they will strive to be just like them.
If professional athletes are doing PEDs, why shouldn't kids who want to be good at sports? All the aspiring athletes will want to use PEDs to get better at sports. If athletes start using alcohol, methamphetamine, marijuana and other illegal drugs, won't we have to make those legal? It wouldn't be good to start letting others use these drugs.
Western countries and China will be the only one's scoring big time. They will win the majority of medals. Poor nations will have no shot in representing their country. The ability of the human body will never be truly tested to it's natural limits. Human beings will never again have hope in achieving athletic goals without the aid of performance enhancement drugs.
Many people now use performance enhancing drugs and out perform everyone. This is cheating and makes the game or hobby unfair and spoils it for everyone. Also, this is a dangerous practice and could lead to serious injury. This could also endanger others. Lastly, this could ruin your life and your families lives. I do not think that taking drugs is to out perform others is the right choice
They're many harmful-side effect for athletes: headache, irritability, restlessness of muscles, nausea, sleeplessness, urinary disturbances, increased heart rate and vomiting. That also will make some athletes die for that. Furthermore, that make a very unfair competition for people to watch. If athletes always use performance-enhancing drugs in sports, that will make them depend on using drugs and not to practice very hard like before.
Ever since we were children we were taught that winning isn't everything. Why should we set such an example for our future children?? Sports players serve to be the biggest role models in the eyes of our youth. If we put the idea of using a shortcut in achieving your sporting goals, this will not promote respectable morals in our youth whom are already suffering in this area of life.
Some drugs can enhance the sport competitors strength and stamina when playing a sport. This makes it very unfair to those who are playing the game legitimately without the use of drugs. It is especially crucial in sports such as sprinting and swimming where each and every second makes a difference. Sportsmen and sportswomen are role models, and with them taking drugs will influence the next generation of sports players to think that taking drugs and cheating in the sport is something ok to do. Sport plays a very important part in the Australian way of life and Australian sports fans deserve nothing short of a total commitment from the players to ensure fair play and to preserve the integrity of our sporting contests.
In my professional opinion the use of performance enhancing drugs in an absolute abomination to the modern sporting industry. With my strong religious background my brain believes that the use of these horrid contraptions should be given the red card. It is unfair on the clean athletes to compete against these filthy peasants. Performance enhancing drugs are a big no no!.
Sport is physical activity with rules and regulations used to build character and teach life lessons. Drug in sport would defeat its purpose and aid to health risks. It creates in unfair advantage. Even if the laws were lifted this would be a false argument.An opposing player would have to take the drug to even compete. This would make the game "unfair!"
Seriously, people! Why would anyone need PEDs other than to cheat? In my opinion, it's just wrong to do it. If you wanted to be able to play baseball like a pro, PRACTICE! That's all you need, and BAM! You have a home run in seconds! I don't think it's the best idea to cause your life to be risked over a stupid ball game.
To win a competition the competitor should be clean from any illegal substances. Using drugs is cheating in my eyes. Winning buy using drugs should not be something a athlete should be proud of. In fact it is a disgrace to sport in general and should never be done a all
If people do start taking ped's then they could potentially die, because of the side effects. For example if you were to take anabolic steroids then they could potentially kill you. Anabolic steroids can improve muscle mass and strengthen you but it will only do it if you exercise and have a healthy diet. So you can't just take the drugs and then puffffff.... You become a body-builder. The side effects are so many that i can't even mention in this ok bye now!
The question, "should the use of performance-enhancing drugs in sports be legalized?", is much too broad. Surely people aren't saying children should be allowed to take drugs for school sports competitions? If the question was, for example, "should the sue of performance-enhancing drugs be legalized in the Olympics", that would allow further debate. However until the word "sports" is given a clearer definition, the answer should remains as no.
If you see all of the hall of fame athletes of this generation but all drugged up (although you may get a better performance) it takes away the feeling of sportsmanship, taking the human body to its limits, the dedication and training it took for them to reach that stage. It would also encourage today's youth to take drugs to become the best they can be without as much hard work and dedication to their sport.
Performance enhancing drugs should be banned because it’s unfair, as because someone might train hard for a year so that they can win a race, and then someone takes some drugs a week or month before a race which then make them win. It’s also unfair because they may put less effort than a normal athlete but achieve higher standards because of the drug they have injected/taken. Drugs can also affect your own health and by taking them it means you’re putting your own body at risk.
C'mon guys. It's not fair and not an honest way to play sport. It's not fair on the people that actually try their hardest to achieve victory. It is cheating and has to stop - if we want Australian sport to be saved and unpolluted. Play fair or don't play at all.
Sport is defined as an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others. Notice that the definition states that sport is physical exertion and skill, this does not mean the effort and skill to find the best chemist to supply you with the most effective drugs to help you cheat. In a nut shell that's what performance enhancing drugs are, cheating. Sportsmanship is an attitude that strives for fair play, courtesy toward teammates and opponents, ethical behaviour and integrity, and grace in victory or defeat. To be a great athlete lack of sportsmanship is definitely frowned upon. Key principles of sport include that the result should not be predetermined, and that both sides should have equal opportunity to win. If drug use is legalised sport will no longer be sport, merely a test of wealth. What then happens to those who cannot afford these drugs? The users of these performance enhancing drugs then have an unfair advantage which is not the notion of sport.
Its not right that people should have the need to take a drug that possibly isn't necessary. They are basically cheating and making themselves better than everyone else. If you are good at the sport then you should have no need to take a drug. Also by taking the drug your doing harm only to yourself.. So why destroy your own body when it doesn't need to be destroyed. There is no reason and therefore it is good they are banned.
Sports are to test your athletic capabilities. When you just put what you got into it, you're the better player than if someone else used drugs to play better. Drugs are not necessary when you just play with your heart. To use drugs is entirely dishonesty and absolutely states that you are handicapped or skill-less. It states that you're dependent on this when there are really good players who are independent of it. They are true players, whereas those who use these drugs are dishonest and cheating. It should not be legalized at all because it affects human health big time, and little young fans just want to be like famous players, and if those famous players are taking drugs to play well, that fan will see that the only way to become as good as their role model is to take the drugs he or she took.
Somebody please think of the children of the future. What example are we trying to set to these kids by allowing performance enhancing drugs to be legalized. All the years of teaching kids that drugs are bad goes straight out the window. They are unethical and immoral, and they jeopardize people's lives.
It shouldn't because it would ruin the competition of sports, a lot of teens would use them, the athletes wouldn't be good role models, and sooner or later it will kill them. Steroids are bad and if they are legalized they would go out of hand with them and use them too much.
Using drugs should never be part of sport, because in other words you are just saying that the sport you are playing isn't all that important. You are otherwise just saying that your performance doesn't matter compared to those of others. You are putting yourself on a higher rate or level of importance in comparison to you team mates or opponents.
Not everybody can afford performance enhancers and especially the clubs and groups who don't have the money to afford the drugs. Some people might not even be able to physically handle the drugs so there is a disadvantage there. But also, have you forgotten about all the previous records that have been held in the history of sport? All the records from the past will be broken by cold hard cheaters if we let them be legalized, multiple times even. It's unfair to the people who have trained so hard to get those records. And now they will probably just be forgotten. Sportsmanship can be only be achieved if everyone is on the same level.
I think that no one should be able to use drugs. It isn't right for the players to use them because it isn't fair and it isn't natural. The early players of the game, they didn't cheat. They went out there and played and with their skills and luck, and were able to win games. They did not get juiced up on drugs to help you them hit the ball another 10 feet.
This could promote the use of other drugs and also what if a country decided not to legalize these drugs, it would give them an unfair disadvantage during competitive events! Performance Enhancing drugs are wrong, you have seen the upset they have caused in the recent months, sports fans would be disappointed at the wrongness if this was to happen
First off, cheating causes the sport not to be pure. You improve at a sport by practicing not taking drugs. It isn't fair to the real athletes who work for their success to still be on the bottom because of cheaters. Also, atheletes' bodies are hurt by sports enough already. It has been proven that using steroids can cause your bones to break down. It has also been proven it makes a human more aggressive while taking the drug and for a long period of time after. Lastly, we all know that kids look up to athletes, and try to imitate a lot of the things they do. If they see an athlete on TV taking these drugs they will think its okay. I do also know these drugs can improve your performance. But, towards the end of the career of an athlete who used drugs, their body starts to break down. At the end steroids hurt them more. It also ruins their reputations. So keep it real.
Any sport is an activity to get fit and be healthy. Those who are at an Olympic standard then start to introduce drugs, when in the first place drugs, period, are bad. Bringing them into sport would create long term damage and leave a lot of our once-healthy athletes dead. If children at school see athletes using these drugs and their use being allowed, what is that going to do for the good of the children today? Some of these kids look up to them. There is a reason a lot of drugs are illegal. It's not just because they can, it's because they are dangerous and corrupt our world.
Yes, maybe it possibly could make the sport more entertaining, but I believe that all athletes should only compete to the best of their own abilities. If you started to introduce performance-enhancing drugs into sports, there wouldn't be any stand-out athletes and no favorites, as such, not to mention that the health of the athletes will deplete and they will quite often have a short life.
I always thought that sport was about trying your hardest, showing good sportsmanship and just having fun. By legalizing performance-enhancing drugs, the only thing we can compare is who has the best pharmacist -- oh and not to mention the most money. What would our grandparents, great grand parents and so on think if they saw drugs being legalized in the game that they all loved? They would be outraged and ashamed as we should all be in ourselves for even considering legalizing these monstrosities into our sports!
We all thought that sports was about trying your hardest, showing good sportsmanship and just having fun. By legalizing performance enhancing drugs the only thing we can compare is who has the best pharmacist. Why should we lose what the true meaning of sport is when we can learn and benefit so much from these values?
Many say that it will level the playing field because currently some are using them illegally. It will not level the playing field if everyone dopes because every person's body reacts differently to these drugs. "Some people are doing it anyways" clearly isn't a good enough reason to revoke a law. The people that dope need help. They are not only cheating, but they are harming their bodies in too many ways to mention. Instead of encouraging the honest and strong players to dope by legalizing these drugs, we should encourage those who dope to stop before it kills them.
If we legalize performance enhancing drugs, then all athletes will use them and then they will all do more and more performance enhancing drugs trying to out-do their opponent and the result will be a brutal violent game in which will become increasingly different then the game known today. But not only will performance enhancing drugs ruin the game, but they can also ruin the players life. HGH can cause cancer cells or small tumors to grow, osteoarthritis, congestive heart failure, an increased chance in lung cancer, and even make private areas abnormally small.
If we legalize performance enhancing drugs, then all athletes will use them and then they will all do more and more performance enhancing drugs trying to out-do their opponent and the result will be a burial violent game which will become increasingly different than the game known today. But not only will performance enhancing drugs ruin the game, but they can also ruin the player's life. HGH can cause cancer cells or small tumors to grow, osteoarthritis, congestive heart failure, an increased chance in lung cancer, and even make private areas abnormally small.
Since when did sports become so dangerous? Do you know how many people have died from drugs?
Athletes' bodies are suited to certain diets and weight channels. Do they really want to let go of their dreams by drugs? It will bring them up and strengthen them in the race, but what comes up must come. Is it really worth it to hurt all those people's friends, families and all those people whose supported them or were there for them? Do you really want to hurt them like this?
It's about hard work, determination and focus, not drugs. It's about having fun and enjoying yourself, not trying to kill yourself. It should be like the old days where you do your best not cheat, have fun and enjoy yourself. Compete with only your talent, not drugs. It's only fun with your natural talent.
It's about hard work, determination and focus, not drugs. It's about having fun and enjoying yourself, not trying to kill yourself. It should be like the old days where you do your best not cheat, have fun and enjoy yourself. Compete with only your talent, not drugs. It's only fun with your natural talent.
PEDs may make you look big and good-looking but what's on the inside is what matters. You are killing yourself as well as younger generations, they are taking your advice and using it! The better it may seem the worse it will be. It is also unequal - if you're going against a person who is off any of that juice, that is an unfair advantage.
Whatever happened to fair play? In the old days, the only way athletes could win events was by hard work and determination. If we legalize the use of performance enhancing drugs in sport, then anybody can win an event without putting in the hard work which other athletes do. It is just not fair, as the playing field should be level so people can all have an equal chance of winning.
If we'd legalize PEDs, then most athletes will take them, hence making it impossible for somebody to win without them. If an athletes personal decision is to live a healthy life and not take PEDs then he has an unfair disadvantage to the athletes who will want to harm their body with PEDs in order to win competitions. Promoting drug use in sport is promoting an unhealthy lifestyle and will most likely lead to more than 50% of athletes overdosing themselves as they dont have to worry about drug testing anymore.
Nowadays we only care about how many records an athlete has broken or how many wins a team has. We've forgotten the joy of playing a sport just to pass the time and have fun. If you have to get "help" in order to win a game, what's the point? It's not even you that's playing anymore.
If these drugs become legalized, there is no stopping younger athletes (think junior high) from using them in order to keep up with the new demand of strength and endurance that give inhuman, alien abilities to their users. We don't even know the long term effects of these drugs, why would we want our kids using them?
If you want to enhance your performance with drugs go head and do it because it is your life and you can do whatever you wish with it without hurting people around you. But when time comes for healthy sports or any other competition all the participants should be on the same level of fairness. If you use drugs it places you on a level I don't care higher or lower but different than the level of competition is. Therefore put your artificial muscles in your pocket and leave normal people compete as normal people should do.
Although that they have many positive effects the negative impacts of taking these drugs greatly outweigh the pros of using these drugs. It is morally wrong to win in competition but it is simply horrible to harm your body in this manner. Please raise awareness about this problem and the dangers of these drugs.
Its not a good place to be in a athlete. People can die using the drugs and it breaks supposedly records of people who didn't. I don't believe that they should legalize performance enhancing drugs for this reason. Many athletes over the years have been penalized for this act. It is wrong for an athlete to do that.
No. you shouldn't cheat in sport. its unfair to the many other athlete who are dedicated and spend their whole life training to be the best they can be. If someone comes a long and win just because a drug has helped them then it isn't fair. they are damaging their body, career and the true meaning of good sportsman ship.
Sports aren't made to cheat in. They are made to accomplish for and win. Lyle Alzado got brain cancer a while ago and, in an article, he explained he thought it was from the steroids he took. If professional athletes take these, eventually kids will. Drugs undermine the central philosophy of sports. They make peer pressure on morally good athletes. WE need to protect the health of our athletes and our future athletes. We need to protect the young and vulnerable. Once someone starts, they can't stop. IT is simply cheating. THe athletes whole life will become a lie.
There are so many different risks depending on the type of performance enhancing drugs the athlete is taking, some may have more serious risks than others, but why risk it at all. In the end they will never catch everyone, but the ones who excel and gain popularity will always be caught, it just takes time.
No because it encourages people to take drugs, also it supposes threat on a persons health, and if the athlete stops taking the drug for any reason it could lead to bad long term side effects such as liver/kidney damage, or heart disease. it also could have other side effects such as hair loss, fainting etc. I also disagree because the athletes who do not use drugs have a lower chance of beating the athletes using the performance enhancing drugs which would be a unfair and would not be accurate due to the fact that the athlete who takes the drugs would have enhanced the speed that in which their brain and body reacts giving them a advantage. I also think that the aim in sport is to compete to try and put your effort and work into something you enjoy and it should not be allowed because it take the whole idea away from competing to win naturally.
Other athletes who try to improve without the use of drugs will not be able to beat an athlete using performance enhancing drugs, thus making this very unfair. Drugs should not be allowed since it takes the fun out of the sport because the objective is to see people competing naturally.
Drugs in sports should remain illegal. All athletes should be able to compete on a level playing field. In addition most performance enhancing drugs have significant health risks like kidney disease. Lastly athletes who use drugs can cause other athletes to want to match their level and it also influences teens to try drugs to.
Performance enhancing drugs are cheating, they are a substiute for hard work. Tt the end of the day you want to be able to say "I did it." Take these enhancing drugs and all of a sudden that "I" is no longer in there. Wouldn't you want to have the benefits of knowing there you did it all on your own. Swallowing a pill is easy. Work is hard.
In a opinion voting yes they say “it is nonsensical to say that drug use in sport would be cheating.” that statement is ridiculous it’s called performance enhancing drugs because some drugs taken enhance the performance of an athlete yeah sure they may have talent but how do you know when there taken such drugs?.
If you think that supporting performance enhancing drugs are okay than l want you to look up a sports tema. I guarente you that most sorts teams have had a player sometime that have died from sports enhancing durgs. Those guys/gals will never see their families again. Think of all the pain that those families went through because of those drugs. It also undermines the game itself. The people with true talent will be shoved aside in favor of the people with talent that relies in drugs. Those people who deserve the attention for their NATURAL talent will be forgotten.
I TOUGHLY disagree with the negative team. Drug taking is NOT legal in sports and SHOULD stay that way. Drug taking can cause many problems within the society. Drug taking creates many disappointments. Drug taking is NEVER fair. People should rely on their abilities instead of drug taking. Performance enhancing drugs can overtake your abilities power. Drug taking should only be used to cure your sickness. Drug taking should not be used to jump higher, run faster and cycle faster.
Yes, anyone in the world can take performance-enhancing drugs and be great at their sport, but only those who don't take them and are natural born sporting stars can be "legends". For example: Lance Armstrong was a great cycler, but the allegations against him are making him seem... not so great. Do you agree?
High school students trying to make scholarships will be influenced. They might think that it is okay to use performance enhancement drugs if their favourite athlete is using them, but if it were legalized then athletes would be using drugs prescribed by physicians whereas a student using them would be getting the drugs off the street which could lead to more health risks of using shady drugs that someone doesn't know where they came from.
Role models should not use any drugs because our kids would ruin their own health.
Drug use could also become more and more rampant as all the athletes would be forced to start using them and using stronger and stronger ones.
Also competitions are already over-industrialised (e.g. techie swimsuits) that influence the outcome favouring richer countries. This way the richer countries would have advantage because they would have access to more powerful drugs.
Elite athletes make up a large number of role models for children and even adults. Athletes should encourage people to play in the spirit of sport, work hard, and be the best they can, not the best drugs can make them. People admire sportsmen/women for their natural ability and hard work, not because they took the easy option. What sort of message is this sending junior athletes if their heroes take drugs? Not a good one.
In my opinion using performance enhancing drugs is just low. It just shows that your not good enough to compete with those who don't use the drugs. Give some credit to those who work hard for their reward. Athletes caught using these should be jailed. I looked up to Lance Armstrong, I was disgusted to hear he used that stuff. Changed by view on him completely.
for example lance armstrong
By doing so, the participants are unable to show their full potential in the competition. If that is so, what is the use of a competition, when everyone has started to do drugs and thus the competition's purpose is watered down to just "see who can consume more drugs"? Thus, such a statement should fall.
Aside from the fact that it is medically unsafe to use steroids merely to be better at sports or physical activity, it is also unsportsmanlike to cheat in such a way in order to stack the odds in your favor.
Legalizing performance-enhancing drugs would destroy any chance of a level playing field for athletes. It would effectively make the drugs mandatory for any athlete hoping to keep up. Since these drugs have some very bad potential health hazards attached to them, effectively forcing athletes to take them would be irresponsible.
Drugging athletes to increase performance is reckless and irresponsible. The only reason any athlete's performance needs to be enhanced is, in the end, related to money: either money for the individual athlete or for their team, either directly through increased exposure that leads to increased funding, or indirectly, due to an increased fan base who spend to support indirectly.
Drugs should never me be legalized. Sport is about the passion and belief of the competitors. Performers train hard enough to win a medal,or championship without having to beat the cheaters at the same time.
okay, there are MYRIAD reasons to why the use of performance-enhancing drugs should NOT be legalized. Okay, so it's a matter of freedom (response to the first answerer in the stupid "YES" category)? Well then if one went to get a gun to shoot everyone just because one wanted to, it's completely acceptable because he has a RIGHT to freedom?? Reasonable freedom is what America is known for, but it can't be COMPLETELY allowed- only in certain contexts. I'm not even going to give more examples, because 1. most of them are already covered by others 2. you should already know and 3. I'm too lazy:P hehe
their would be no point in watching sports if all it was is people weighing 400 pounds and be the fastest. drugs are a waste of money and time for both people paying to watch and people playing the sport
If performance-enhancing drugs are legalized, then all athletes in that particular sport would be mandated to use them, as without the drugs, their performance would drop below their peers. By legalizing them, they would essentially become mandated. The long term harmful effects of steroid use are well understood. Other drugs are less well understood. By legalizing them, we would be submitting every competitor in that sport to these harmful effects, causing them all to be guinea pigs.
Performance-enhancing drugs have a short-term benefit which costs the user's health in the long term. Laws, especially in sports, prohibiting these drugs is more for the safety of the people who play the sport, rather than keeping an even playing field. They are dangerous and people should not be allowed to liberally undertake using and abusing these drugs. There's no purpose for them.
It is an unfair advantage to the ones using them. Yes the others would be able to do so as well if it were legal and that would just put everyone on a level playing field. So would abolishing its use. It is only a bad thing and down the road they will notice the negative side effects.
Performance-enhancing drugs just feed into the overly competitive spirit that sports have devolved into. It creates a playing field where players are not judged by their natural athletic ability but rather who has been taking the best, and most drugs. I firmly believe that sports should be kept drug free, thus keeping the integrity of the sport at hand safe.
The world of sports has become too much of a money-centered business with little left for pure competition and enjoyment of the sport. All drugs have side effects; they are foreign substances to the human body. The use of these can endanger the athlete's health and is certainly a cause of unfairness in competition. Where would it stop? There would be constant escalation of use, new more powerful drugs, use at a younger and younger age. Let's get back to pure human ability.
Performance enhancing drugs have been nothing but a scar on the sporting world. I feel that athletes should only use natural substances just as others did once upon a time. Using performance enhancing drugs sets the wrong example for children. Children should not grow up thinking that taking the easy way to greatness is the best way. If performance enhancing drugs were legalized, then it would not even be worth watching anymore.
The use of performance-enhancing drugs in sports should not be legalized for two main reasons. The first reason such drugs should not be legalized is for health considerations. Drugs are illegal or not approved by the FDA for good reason. Athletes work out and, in some ways, tax their heart muscle. Imagine if performance-enhancing drugs were allowed, it could be a very dangerous combination for an athlete that is already working his or her heart. In addition, we don't know what the long-term effects of such drugs are. The second reason performance-enhancing drugs should not be legalized is for the simple idea behind sportsmanship and playing the game. With whatever sport one may be talking about, athletes are hailed as stars or achieve fans because of what they themselves have accomplished. What could an athlete say he or she truly accomplished if this individual was taking drugs?
There is no way that performance enhancing drugs should be legalized. First of all they are not called performance enhancing by accident. The affect a persons ability to perform in sporting events. If some use them and others don't then there is no way that sports would ever be fair. Plus those who are playing today are playing against records set by people who played before steroids existed. So there would have to be a new category of records established. We would have to set up a performance enhanced record book for all the new records that would be set. Plus they are dangerous. Using steroids leads to long term health problems that can ultimately be fatal. So there is no way we should ever legalize them.
Performance enhancing drugs do not provide a level playing field for the sport as a whole and the consequences of using PEDs can be detrimental to an athletes health. For example, steroids were prevalent in the early 1990s in professional wrestling. Many of the wrestlers we grew up idolizing are now dead because of steroids. Steroids can cause an inflammation around the heart and cause the heart to enlarge and cause the testicles to shrink. Steroids also cause violent mood swings and can cause depression and suicidal thoughts. Is this the type of role models we want our kids to have?
Performance enhancing drugs should not be legalized in sports because it's against the spirit of sports. Natural talent and practice should be rewarded and celebrated, not steroids. And if we legalized what is known now, then someone would just come up with something new to give a select few an even further advantage.
There are many dangerous side effects to performance-enhancing drugs. If they are legalized, it gives the impression that they are acceptable for use. They should not be used at all. Sports are meant to show the abilities of the natural athlete. The world's best athletes are not truly showcasing their abilities if they are relying on performance-enhancing drugs.
I feel that sports should be about true athleticism. The use of sports enhancements have really taken away from the energy and excitement of watching sports. When an athlete achieves a victory and then it comes out that they were using it takes away from the victory. They no longer seem genuine and the victory is no longer enjoyable to the fan.
The use of performance enhancing drugs should be banned in sports because they ruin the level playing field for all participants. If legal, performance enhancing drugs would force professional athletes to partake or lose their careers for an inability to play on a level with those who took enhancing drugs. The future health implications of performance enhancing drugs on players also cannot be dismissed easily.
Performance-enhancing drugs shouldn't be legalized, they give an unfair strength advantage to the user and the long-term effects of these drugs isn't known enough to even determine if they may be doing harm to the user. There is the so-called roid-rage that some steroid users experience, for example. While its true that some sports are a big business, by using these drugs, athletes are giving a bad example to young people. Hard work and practice should be the message to kids who want to excel, not taking drugs.
Professional baseball in the 1990's is the perfect example of how performance-enhancing drugs can ruin the integrity of a sport. Baseball is America's game, and some of it's greatest legends had their records erased by cheaters. Using these things is cheating, and that is just the bottom line. I can settle for slower players, or less home runs, fewer dunks, as long as what I am watching is real.
Taking performance enhancing drugs at that young age can drastically half your life span to about a low 40 years which is much to young to die. And for what, a silly medal? For the thrills? It's just not worth it.
It should not be legalized because sports are based on what you can do with your abilities not your drugs abilities. It hurts you health and is bad for long term life.