Performance Enhancing

Performance Enhancing

  • Submitted By: hmcalinden
  • Date Submitted: 09/11/2013 2:47 AM
  • Category: English
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Performance enhancing drugs should be legalizes in competitive sports.

The use of performance enhancing drugs has had a long history at the Olympic Games, it can even be tracked back to the ancient Olympics were Olympians would eat lizard meat prepared in a special way, in the hopes that it would give them an athletic edge!

When we first started discussing should performance enhancing be legalized in sport, a classmate of mine expressed her view why she didn't want to do this topic by saying it is male dominate and only men use it in sports like AFL or NRL. But really sport is played by both males and females and that performance enhancing is seen in many different sports and all over the word. Anthony butch, director of the Olympic analytical laboratory at the university of califonia in Los Angeles. Has estimates that three quarters of all cases of performance enhancing is of the male population. Now why is it? That's the million dollar question. I .......... , clearly as a woman and a woman who plays sport does not support the discission if performance enhancing drugs should be legalized in competitive sport. Because its hard enough to make it to the big time, how is fair for those making it within their sport while competing with people who are under the influence of performance enhancing drugs.

Tampa bay times writer Dave schemire released an article on April 5th 2008, named 'female athletes are not immune to the lure of performance enhancing drugs'. This article shows when track and feild icon Marion jones fell from grace, forever influenced by the admission that she used performance enhancing substances. This case like all was a tragedy seeing an athlete throw away a golden Olympic legacy when doctors and experts agreed she didn't need to Cheat to win or be extaordinary. Performance enhancing is not much of a problem for girls, Anthony butch has said "from the point of view of males verses female, one of the big compounds that's abused is steroids...

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