DRUGS IN SPORT ESSAY

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I strongly believe that the use of performance enhancing drugs in sport should continue to be banned. Performance enhancing drugs are dangerous to not only the athlete that consumes them, but also the people around them. Athletes only use PED’s to have an unfair advantage over other competitors. This ruin’s the integrity of the sport and spoils other athlete’s love of the sport. Just imagine devoting your life to a sport, giving 110% at training every day, but then losing to someone who try’s half as hard as you and wins only because they used PED’s. This obviously violates the spirit of competition, and sportsmanship goes out the window. Also, when an athlete knows that no matter how hard they train they still won’t be in the top 10 for their sport they are somewhat forced to use drugs. Especially if the bills are piling up and the pressure of winning becomes too much to handle. Not only does one drug user endanger themselves to health risks, but also other competitors.

Using PED’s is a game of Russian Roulette. PED’s don’t just mean steroids anymore. Anabolic steroids, Androstenedione, Human Growth Hormone (HGH), Erythropoietin, Diuretics and Creatine are the most common performance enhancing drug used. They come in many forms such as an injection from a needle, pill, a powder mix, or even in food. These are readily available on numerous sites online like ‘http://www.steroidsaustralia.com/’ and ‘http://www.steroidsforsaleaustralia.com/’. PED’s made by unprofessional chemists can easily result in an overdose, not to mention the several health risks involved in taking drugs in the first place. All performance enhancing drugs have heath altering effects. Different drugs have different effects on the user’s health, but common problems are; mood swings, liver problems, high blood pressure, stunted growth, strokes, heart problems and more. Yet, both young and experienced athletes still are willing to take the risks to be the best. The desire to be the best, the...