After the 1988 summer Olympics the largest controversy surrounding anabolic steroid use emerged when gold medalist Ben Johnson was disqualified for doping, an infringement that stripped him of his medal. Consequently, the United States government ushered in the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988, labeling steroids a Schedule III controlled substance and possession without a medical prescription became a serious federal offense (Aretha 19). Those who were affected most by the ban were not the minority of users: competitive athletes, rather the overwhelming majority: recreational users hoping to polish their self image, enhance physical performance, and promote health. The belief anabolic steroids provide unfair advantage in drug-free competitions is
This was a great win under his belt because of the fact that he was the heavyweight champion now. Some fighters felt that he should not have had the chance to fight for the belt but Brock simply said “this is a business I bring publicity so they can get over it.” Then he
The only physicians the author interviews in his book involve the topic of genetic doping. How could you write a book on steroids and not interview Harrison Pope, M.D. from Harvard, the leading expert on anabolic steroids? Jendrick dismisses the medical consequences of steroid use, blaming the media for sensationalizing and spreading misinformation about steroids. While I agree that the media uses scare tactics to alarm the public and grab more ratings, his claim that 99% of testicular shrinkage returns to previous size after discontinuation of steroids is more irresponsible.
Wolters believed that Speer only tried to protect his reputation, that he was trying to build himself up systematically & that he was a hypocrite who was far from apolitical. Dan van der Vat further supports Wolters, and says “the only reason Speer escaped the death penalty was because he was a good liar”. Matthias Schmidt, author of ‘The end of a Myth’, believed that Speer had the motive to become a great historical figure, and attempted to do so by gaining power in the Nazi party I agree with Wolters, Dan van der Vat and Matthias Schmidt, with saying Speer was only interested in his reputation. That he was a megalomaniac architect who had established what Schmidt said was a “cunning apologia”, and had therefore escaped execution at Nuremburg. Although, due to Gitta Serenys studies, we can sympathize.
Hall apparently felt bad for not being able to guide Hansen successfully to the summit and wanted to prove his capability and credibility, hence offering the expedition at a discounted rate. Here we can see that the ego definitely got better of “the leader”. The other person that Hall convinced into joining the group, through special arrangement, was Jon Krakauer, a journalist from “Outside” magazine. “Hall negotiated for advertising space in the magazine in exchange for Krakauer’s expedition fee” (Roberto & Carioggia, 2003). Quite surprisingly, Fischer had also been trying to convince Krakauer to join his expeditions because “he believed that an article by Kraukauer would provide great publicity for his fledging company” (Roberto & Carioggia, 2003).
NOVEL STUDY: LANCE ARMSTRONG, IT’S NOT ABOUT THE BIKE Chapter 1: Before and After “Cancer would change everything for me, I realised; it wouldn’t just derail my career, it would deprive me of my entire definition of who I was.” Looking through chapter one, Lance Armstrong defined himself as someone who is impatient and loves to do things quickly and swiftly. This is shown where he says on page 1, ‘I don’t do anything slow, not even breathe. I do everything at a fast- cadence.” The things that made him believe he was the happiest man in the world were his career, his support from his mother and his never broken ego. Chapter 2: The Start Line “Your past forms you whether you like it or not.” Both positive and negative influences helped to form and mould young Lance into the rebellious boy he was. Lance shares how close he is to his family and how his
Stay Gold “Pony, you’re failing his class right now, but I’ll consider boosting your grade up to a C if you come up with a good semester theme.” Said my english teacher. I had been worrying so much about Johnny that my grades started dropping. I’ve been thinking about what Johnny meant by “Stay Gold.” Dally now knows that if he keeps living his way of life,he’ll end up like Johnny-dead.the whole gang been upset since we lost the rumble. The good thing is, the judge said Johnny isn’t guilty. One thing our gang needs to keep in mind is that even if we won the rumble, we would never wear madras shirts or drive mustangs.Just like Randy said, “You’ll still be where you were before-at the bottom, and we’ll
Now the debate still continues whether or not Lance Armstrong should be stripped of his Tour de France titles. Lance Armstrong is seen as one of the greatest cyclist of all times after consecutively winning titles from 1998-2005. His success throughout his cycling career has made him one of the most known cyclists in history but as of August 24, 2012 the US Anti-Doping Agency determined that Armstrong has used banned substances and erased his cycling titles, and further banned him for life from the sport (Lance Armstrong) His goal [of winning the Tour de France] led him to depend on EPO, testosterone and blood transfusions but also, more ruthlessly, to expect and to require that his team-mates would likewise use drugs to support his goals if not their own," concluded the report. "It was not enough that his team-mates give maximum effort on the bike, he also required that they adhere to the doping programme outlined for them or be replaced (Fotheringham,
He then went on to argue that sport is already economically unfair and poorer nations are disadvantaged. Olivier also indicated that he felt that the £300 million spent on drug testing at the Olympics could have been better spent. He concluded by saying that most of us applaud musicians who produce their best work whilst under the influence of drugs which shows hypocrisy as we single out and punish athletes for the same behaviour. Tim Chappell fought his corner by not referring to any of the points made by Olivier, but starting by saying that 'sport is glorious.' He explained with the point with the idea that sport is about creating extraordinary moments and drug taking would simply be cheating.
Short Story: Big Brother Little Sister Author: Witi Ihimaera Commonly when couples divorce or separate the impact on their children is huge, Witi shares a story that describes a fairly typical scenario in which a new father figure is introduced into the family but unfortunately is not interested in the children in the house. Hema portrays the role of the older brother that has to step up and play the father figure to his younger sister, his responsibility has come about because he needs to provide the love and protection that has become no longer available from their mother, father and step-father. Many older siblings find themselves in the situation and although i find it admirable that this young man looked after his sister so well, it is also extremely sad that a young man would find himself in this position. It is unfortunate that in some de facto relationships the insecurity of a partner causes the values or beliefs to change and for that partner to protect themselves at the disadvantage of the child, I believe it is important to always put your children first and have a strong support structure from your extended family.