19 February 2013
Morality in the Sports World
Sports are seen throughout the world as the highest form of entertainment available. Performance enhancing drugs in sports has become a highly controversial issue in today's professional sports world. Athletes are continuing to strive for excellence in performance and physical fitness, and the technologies as well as the refined training methods seen now are making the boundaries of performance rise. Never have athletes had more training aids at their disposal. The down side is that never before have athletes had more opportunities to cheat mainly through the use of performance enhancing drugs. Performance enhancing drugs should continue to banned throughout the sports world.
There are many different types of performance enhancing drugs seen to be in use in sports. This includes Steroids, Amphetamines, Stimulants, Peptide Hormones, Human growth Hormone, and Insulin. Steroids and performance enhancing drugs are used to increase the testosterone production in the body which stimulates faster muscle growth and larger muscle development. The downside of using performance enhancing drugs includes negative physical
side effects. All of the physical side effects can present very serious medical issues. Males are subject to hair loss, acne and liver cancer which can be a life threatening disease. Females are exposed to growth of body and facial hair and they are also liable to contract deepening of the voice. Gaining that little bit of competitiveness can lead to greater increases in performance, but can have serious sometimes fatal affects to an athlete’s overall health.
Athletes have their different reasons for using performance enhancing drugs. The fact of the matter is these performance enhancing drugs do come with great benefits to them. Some benefits of using sports enhancing drugs include; physical enhancement, bigger body mass, improves strength and endurance, improved performance. Steroids increase...