“Athletes should be Tested for Drugs” DeVry University Summary/Reaction In the article titled “Athletes should be Tested for Drugs,” authors Lee, Deborah, Griswold and Ann. They argue that bans on use of illegal drugs in sports need to be enforced. The authors claims that the use of illegal drugs, in sports should not be justified and try to keeping the integrity of sports. People pay to view the games, but never would justify allowing athletes to break rules in obvious ways. Such as steroids, that improves athlete’s performance increasing 40 percent the chances of winning each games.
Barry Bonds and other athletes have been accused of using illegal steroids to help themselves boost their statistics, and ability to play the game better. These accusations all came about after a book was written about Bonds and other athletes called, “Game of Shadows,” which talks about how athletes were
Therefore, it is not surprising they embellish stories of steroid use to promote sales. Anabolic steroids are vilified as potentially lethal drugs and its users as narcissist willing to risk their lives achieving a perfect physique and striving to meet their physical aspirations. For example, in HBO***8217;s 1994 after school special, ***8220;A Body to Die For: The Aaron Henry Story***8221; depicts Ben Affleck, a rising high school football star confront his girlfriend after she finds a stash of his steroids. The irritable jock impatiently questions her motives and when her answers prove unsatisfactory, he develops ***8220;roid-rage***8221; and threatens to kill her if she tells anyone of his drug use. The hulking and enraged Affleck belligerently destroys his apartment.
MLB Should Apply a Mandatory Steroid Test for All Players In today’s sports world, there have been many problems with players cheating the game by using drugs to make them perform better. Many sports today have not applied testing for all players and have regretted not doing it awhile back. The drug problem is mostly hurting Major League Baseball the most but has an effect on all sports. There are players that are playing the game without using steroids therefore whom are being cheated out because players are making more money by performing better because of the use of steroids. Furthermore, this is hurting the reputation of the MLB because fans have lost respect for their heroes who have always thought they were playing the game correctly.
3 Way Analyses: Three items have been published about the recent ACC report on drugs in sport. The first is a letter to The Age written by Sue Leong, she has a realistic understanding tone with the contention that it’s not the athletes fault, that it’s the enormous pressures that we (the public) put on them. The next piece is an opinion piece written by Craig Fry in the age, published on the 12/02/13. He has a frustrated, common sense tone with the contention that the government and drug commission are wasting their time trying to expose athletes and catch them out and punish them. The last item is a cartoon drawn by Spooner and is showing that they waste court time and PED’s are easily obtainable, the tone is sarcastic.
The report takes on a very dark and serious tone from start to finish. At times an appeal to pity is made by a number of people interviewed in this report. In particular professor in college of sport and exercise science Bob Stewart makes this comment in an attempt to trigger an emotional response from the viewers. “At the elite level there is enormous pressure to perform and the stresses are very high, and they get a level of scrutiny that you and I would never get ourselves, so there needs to be a safety valve, and for some of them, it's yeah, maybe a little bit of alcohol, others it's the occasional party drug.” Bob Stewart successfully creates a sense feeling of sympathy in the audience for these players as we have not and may not understand the pressure these men are having to withstand and its effect on their mental health. It adds a whole new element to the
Abuse of Steroids Bryan Cruse Dr. T. Mathias Eng 121-fall 5 December 5, 2008 Abuse of Steroids The use of steroids in high school football is becoming a life threatening practice for young athletes. According to Seth Livingstone in Sports Weekly “lives are being altered-even lost to the use of performance enhancing substances that have made their way to the corridors and playing fields of the nation’s high school, collage, and professional athletes.” Steroids are manufactured substances that produce male hormones that produce un-natural stimulants used for muscle building. These drugs can be prescribed for things such as delayed puberty, AIDS, and other causes that cause the muscle mass to decrease. But the problem
He uses statistics showing, there are billions of dollars put aside for those who get affected by the side effects of the drugs. Elliott shows how Americans are jealous of athletes and they “secretly want to see stars fail”(para 3). Based on these arguments presented, Elliott does a fabulous job convincing the audience that there are problems with drug usage and how easily they are accessible. The author grabs the audience’s attention by claiming how easily drugs are prescribed by doctors or attained via the black market. Elliott uses ample amounts of examples that shows how America is slowly turning to drugs for every short-come presented.
Steroids in the game of baseball have forever tarnished the image of America’s pastime. In the paragraphs to come, I will be discussing three negative effects that steroids have on the game of baseball. When you hear the word “steroid” you think
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.