To Rio

To Rio

  • Submitted By: crdunnava
  • Date Submitted: 10/30/2008 10:03 AM
  • Category: English
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This world today has evolved around everything that we have accomplished, invented, and succeeded in. Sports have changed this society left and right. Sports are some of the longest traditions handed down from generation to generation, ever since the first human stepped on earth and maybe even before that. But today athletes seem to want to use steroids or other drugs to enhance there performance while playing the sport. Why would you need to use steroids to help you play a sport that you love and why would you cheat the game that has carried you throughout life?

A performance-enhancing drug undermines the ideals of sports and devalues and debases the rewards of competition (ONDCP). Another name for using drugs is called doping. A good example of an athlete that uses these performance enhancing drugs is Barry Bonds. He used the drug while playing baseball to hit the ball a little harder so that he could hit homeruns. If you remember in 2001 he hit the national homerun record for baseball with 72 homeruns in one season. Of course he was on the anabolic steroids, which builds muscle and endurance, which makes the game a whole lot easier. It makes me sick that a professional athlete would try to cheat the game, especially since they are already playing because they are the best in the world. Why do athletes want to use steroids just because everybody else does? That creates many problems with a lot of people in the world not only in the sport itself but the National Drug Control Policy has its hands full from all of the other stuff that goes on in the world. (ONDCP)

Back in 2004 President Bush stated his commitment to fighting doping in sports in his State of the Union address. President Bush says:

“Athletics play such an important role in our society, but, unfortunately, some in professional sports are not setting much of an example. The use of performance-enhancing drugs like steroids in baseball, football, and other sports is dangerous,...