Drugs in Sport Essay

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Drugs in Sport In response to the text “Born to cheat! How world class athletes can take drugs…and get away with it” published by Nick Harris and dated on the 24th August 2013. I strongly disagree with athletes who take illegal drugs and especially when it is at a world class level. Drug use by athletes has been a controversial issue for many years. Athletes often use artificial stimulants to give them a physical and mental advantage over their opponents. The use of performance- enhancing drugs can be traced to the ancient Olympic Games where fame and fortune were rewarded, just as today, for athletic success. Federal laws that regulate drug use and distribution include the Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 1990. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has taken a more proactive stance on the prevention of the use of performance-enhancing drugs than any other organization in the world. “This is both shocking and frustrating because tests exist which could catch more drug cheats.” This quote from Christiane Ayotte, a veteran in the fight against doping. This clearly states that the authorities are strongly against the aspect of using performance enhancing drugs and that every athlete should be tested accurately. 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. Also we won’t 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 weak and have no willpower to be the best fairly. I mean the people that are using drugs aren't giving the people that aren't using drugs a chance. On the other hand, some would argue no matter if it is legal or not people will continue to do it. The

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