Youth Sports Have Become Too Intense Over the past decade, youth sports have increasingly become more intense. It is a very controversial topic in our community today. Scholars are starting to take this topic very seriously. It is not just adults who think that youth sports have become too intense, a lot of kids think so too. Contributing to this pressure and intensity has been the ability to play the same sport year round with the introduction of more travel and AAU programs, the increase in exposure and rewards from success in sports, and the time commitment required at the highest level.
One of the biggest scandals involving steroids was the Mitchell Report. “The Mitchell Report is the culmination of 21 months of investigating into illegal steroids and human growth hormones use within in the MLB conducted by former US Senator George J. Mitchell (Steroids). This report included big names such as Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, and Jose Canseco as well as countless others. The baseball world was shocked when the report came out and sent the game into a spiral downward out of control. Baseball was starting to be viewed as a “cheaters sport.” This being the case, the Mitchell Report came out with steps to try and eliminate steroids from baseball, but like all diseases it still crept softly behind closed doors.
Juicing the Game: Banning Steroid Users in Baseball Over the past year, Major League Baseball took a huge step in cracking down on steroid users. Multiple players were not suspended for failing a drug test, but for the physical evidence provided by Anthony Bosch who gave the steroids to the players. The suspensions were hefty to certain players who had been previously suspended. Players were suspended for the remainder the 2013 baseball season. Just recently, Major League Baseball increased the number of games suspension for steroid users.
Colton Torrance 11/21/13 Philosophy Term Paper Why steroid use for athletic enhancement is not morally wrong The use of steroids for athletic enhancement has been one of the most contentious aspects of many sports for the last couple of decades. With the innovation of more enhanced drug tests along with improved performance-enhancing drugs, this matter has only become more prevalent. At almost any level of sports, whether it be high school football or the Olympics, steroid use is practiced world-wide at an increasing rate. Furthermore, despite the attempts to prevent the use of steroids by the NCAA, WADA, and any other association/organization that drug tests athletes, which cost more money every year due to the need to test more athletes
Such as steroids, that improves athlete’s performance increasing 40 percent the chances of winning each games. In fact, medical arguments against of using enhancing drugs because it can cause major health risk to the human body and increase behaviors. Every competitive sport has rules to be follow. They created to ensure a fair game and an even playing field for all competitors. An anti-doping program in the U.S tries to prevent sport athlete from cheating; unfortunately, became less strict often blocked by unions and contracts.
Many companies selling these products make claims, for example, that creatine monohydrate is poorly absorbed and or poorly metabolized by the body. This is simply untrue: research has found that creatine monohydrate is highly absorbable. Some claim less “bloating” or other supposed effects of monohydrate, but don’t have a drop of data to support the claim, or even a feasible theory as to why their form would not have the effect vs. the monohydrate form. They often claim dramatically improved absorption over monohydrate (without data), fewer side effects (without data), the ability to reduce the number of non-responders to creatine (without data), etc. Are you starting to see a theme here?!
The year of 2004, baseball stars like Barry Bonds and Jason Giambi were involved in a scandal regarding steroid usage. On December 2, 2004, Jason Giambi pled guilty for his use of steroids for three seasons. The following day, Barry Bonds also confessed to using a cream, but he claimed, he had no knowledge of its contents. In his 2004 article, “This Is Your Country on Drugs” Carl Elliott, conveys his point of re-evaluating our use of prescribed drugs. Carl Elliott is a well-credited Professor at the University of Minnesota and often writes for New York Times.
This is much safer than illegal enhancer, and it is tested to be safe and legal. The problem is that many people even though this is legal, still think this is bad and illegal because of the results that are shown with some of these guys. But remember this is what they do for a living work out everyday. And have perfect bodies. This doesn’t mean athletes should be alright to use them, if they are going to allow legal enhancers their should be an extremely strict limit on the kind they can take and how much they can take.
Legalizing marijuana would make our government look terrible; because marijuana is a drug that most people use to “escape” or just because they like the feeling. Like Lane said, only 22 percent of medical marijuana users actually do have a terminal illness. Marijuana can be compared to drugs such as cocaine. So would the government ever consider legalizing cocaine? Referring back to the example where the woman took her defense of marijuana to the Supreme Court, she had no excuse to use marijuana at all!
There are five types of ‘doping classes’ (banned drugs): Taking anabolic-androgenic steroids to enhance athletic performance, besides being prohibited by most sports organizations, is illegal. In the past 20 years, more effective law enforcement in the United States has pushed much of the illegal steroid industry into the black market. This poses additional health risks because the drugs are made in other countries. Stress: Many people have the misconception that when an athlete is in competition it can build up stress which can cause a negative effect on their performance. This is not always true as it may cause negative anxiety in one performer and positive excitement in another.