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Use of Steroids in Sports - As the use of performance enhancing drugs is becoming more popular among athletes, many of them don't understand the risks involved in taking these drugs. Many people are looking for a quick way to build muscle, or to get stronger the fastest way possible. Using these performance aids may very well be a quick fix for many athletes, but taking these supplements is unethical and dangerous. Using special drugs to boost an athletes performance is degrading to sports and to the athlete. The human body can produce the same substances naturally, without taking drugs, but people continue to load up on these supplements such as creatine or androstenedione....   [tags: Drugs and Sports]
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Anabolic Steroids - Anabolic steroids are the quickest known way for male athletes to improve their bodies and excel in sports, but not necessarily the safest. The Encyclopedia of Drugs and Alcohol defines anabolic steroids as "the synthetic versions of the naturally occurring male sex hormone testosterone; they are properly called anabolic-androgen steroids because they have both body building (anabolic) and masculinizing (androgenic) effects." Anabolic steroids have been around for many years, dating back to the 1930's, where they were primarily used to treat hypogonadism, a condition in which the testicles do not produce enough testosterone for normal growth, development, and sexual functioning....   [tags: Sports Athletics Drugs] 996 words
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ANABOLIC STEROIDS - Anabolic steroids are drugs containing, or hormone-like substances, that are used to increase strength and promote muscle growth. They were first developed in the 1930s in Europe to treat undernourished patients and to promote healing after surgery. Competitive weightlifters began using steroids in the 1950s as a way to increase their athletic performance. Use gradually spread throughout the world among athletes in other has been estimated that at least one in 15 male high school seniors in the United States--more than a half-million boys--has used steroids....   [tags: essays research papers] 366 words
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Anabolic Steroids - Steroids Probably one of the biggest stories in the news today is steroids in Major League Baseball. This is one of the reasons that I chose to do my research paper on steroids. I knew that it would not be hard to find information on the issue. I also needed to have a topic that relates to my service learning project. This is helping coach a high school track and field team. And as you will read later, I talk about steroids with high school athletes. I also wanted to improve my knowledge on the subject, so that if I ever did have a conversation with someone about the issue, I would be educated enough to have an argument, if it came to that....   [tags: Sports Athletics essays research papers] 1564 words
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Anabolic Steroids - Anabolic Steroids "Anabolic steroids" is the familiar name for synthetic substances related to the male sex hormones (androgens). They promote the growth of skeletal muscle (anabolic effects) and the development of male sexual characteristics (androgenic effects), and also have some other effects. The term "anabolic steroids" will be used through-out this report because of its familiarity, although the proper term for these compounds is "anabolic-androgenic" steroids. Anabolic steroids were developed in the late 1930s primarily to treat hypogonadism, a condition in which the testes do not produce sufficient testosterone for normal growth, development, and sexual functioning....   [tags: Papers Research Drugs Essays] 4384 words
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Anabolic Steroids - Anabolic Steroids In today’s society, athletes are revered as heroes. There is immense pressure to be the best. Athletes are willing to do whatever it takes to gain an edge, even if it means compromising their health. For almost three decades, athletes have been supplementing their strength program with anabolic steroids to enhance their performance. To be sure, anabolic steroids are effective supplements to strength training programs, but there is no doubt that the consequences can be deleterious....   [tags: Health Sports Essays]
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Anabolic Steroids - Anabolic Steroids Anabolic steroids are synthetic coumpounds formulated to be like the male sex hormone testosterone. Many athletes use anabolic steroids male and female alike, such as body builders , weightlifters, baseball players, football players, swimmers, and runners. They do so because they mistakenly believe that they will gain strength and size. In a male testosterone is released by the leydig cells in the testes. The testosterone has two main functions androgenic and anabolic. Androgenic is the development of male sex characteristics....   [tags: essays research papers] 1703 words
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Anabolic Steroids - If someone guaranteed you amazing results in the weight room with minimal effort by just taking a pill would you take it. You probably would. But, if you knew that these pills could potentially knock 20 years off your life. Would you take it then. You would be suprised to find out how many people would answer yes to that question. In the past three decades, steroids have become a serious problem, more than ever in the athletic field. It is reported that over 3 million athletes and bodybuilders alone have used anabolic steroids ....   [tags: essays research papers] 1432 words
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About Steroids - Many people have had their lives ruined by the use of illegal steroids, yet the desired effects are so overwhelming that people tend to overlook the consequences. Steroid users believe taking anabolic steroids will enhance their performance, strength, size,etc. They regard the use of them as legitimate as any other aspect of training. To begin with, the term "anabolic " means "to build tissue," therefore anabolic steroids tend to increase constructive metabolic pathways within the body....   [tags: essays research papers] 1059 words
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Credibility and Sammy Sosa, MLB Player - ... Sammy Sosa immediately denied the allegations (“Sammy Sosa”). Sosa said, “I have never taken illegal performance-enhancing drugs. I have never injected myself or had anyone inject me with anything,” to members of congress (“Sammy Sosa”). It you look at Sosa’s stats before and after the PED (Performance Enhancing Drugs) testing of 2003 you’ll notice major drops in stats, such as how his home run average from 1993-03 was 45.6 and during his 2004-07 seasons his home run average went down to 23.3 (“Report: Sosa tested positive in 2003”)....   [tags: Athlete, Steroids]
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The Use of Anabolic Steroids in Society Today - The Use of Anabolic Steroids in Society Today The use of steroids in our society today is very common, that is with prescription. But that is not the kind of steroids I am talking about, I am talking about Anabolic Steroids. Anabolic steroids are a very sensitive issue in the world of sports today. Even though the side effects are life threatening, men and woman alike continue to submit their bodies to this illegal drug. Anabolic steroids are taken either through pills or injected directly into the blood stream with a needle....   [tags: Papers Sports Athletes Drugs Athletic Essys]
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The Use of Steroids in Major League Sports - The Use of Steroids in Major League Sports There has been a lot of controversy about steroids in sports. The pressure has caused some sport stars to admit to their use of steroids. Some of these people are Barry Bonds, Gary Sheffield, and Jason Giambi. Steroids though seem very helpful to professional athletes, it can very dangerous and can help people get advantage over other people. Steroids have been around for a long time. “The first people to use anabolic steroids for athletic enhancement were the Russians who discovered the drug and had great success.” They stared to use the steroids in the 1950’s....   [tags: Athletes Drugs Professional Baseball Doping] 816 words
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The Use of Steroids in Major League Baseball - The Use of Steroids in Major League Baseball He walked into his hotel bathroom and cautiously closed the door. Clanging his 60 lb. dumbbell against the floor, he set his travel bag full of needles on the counter. While filling his syringe with THG, he began to think about the consequences of his actions; it is a serious problem, but he doesn't have the willpower to give up the success rewarded from it. As the needle slowly penetrated through the skin and half way through his muscle, he unloaded the syringe and felt the steroids settle throughout his leg....   [tags: Expository Essays Research Papers]
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The Use of Performance Enhancing Drugs - ... More people die yearly in the UK from tobacco than from taking performance enhancing drugs. The mortality rate for steroid users is 12.9 percent compared to the mortality rate of tobacco smokers which is roughly six million per year. This shows that tobacco is more dangerous and is the cause of more deaths yet it is legalised. So, making performance enhancing drugs would make little difference as its mortality rate is so low. Athletes already endanger themselves by adjusting diets and going through intense training programmes....   [tags: anabolic steroids] 1412 words
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Research Paper on Anabolic-androgenic Steroids - Research Paper on Anabolic-androgenic Steroids       Anabolic-androgenic steroids are a group of hormones, which includes the natural male hormone, testosterone, and a number of synthetic compounds. "Anabolic" refers to muscle building, while "androgenic" refers to increased masculine characteristics. Anabolic effects are basically muscle growth. Androgenic effects produce secondary male sex characteristics like facial hair, body hair, deepening of the voice, and so on. In the 1950's scientists were trying to isolate the muscle building properties without the masculinizing effects....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Anabolic Steroids - Anabolic Steroids Of the diagnostic methods available to veterinarians, the clinical chemistry test has developed into a valuable aid for localizing pathologic conditions. This test is actually a collection of specially selected individual tests. With just a small amount of whole blood or serum, many body systems can be analyzed. Some of the more common screenings give information about the function of the kidneys, liver, and pancreas and about muscle and bone disease. There are many blood chemistry tests available to doctors....   [tags: Drugs Veterinarian Biochemistry Essays]
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Anabolic Steroids - In today’s modern age muscle supplements have become the answer for many young people to develop the body which they want to achieve. Younger users are taking supplements without thinking about the consequences that go along with taking them. Young athletes are choosing to buy muscle substances that they know nothing about. To get to the solutions on how to fix the supplement problem among young athletes, it is most important that we educate both the athletes, and their parents about the risks involved with taking muscle supplements....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Anabolic Steroids for Non-Therapeutic Use - Anabolic Steroids for non-therapeutic use Competition is in our blood. The human drive to compete-and-win—in the Ice Age hunters fighting to drag home the biggest woolly mammoth, the ancient Greek athlete aiming for a greater distance in the discus toss, and the modern weightlifter pushing for the gold medal—has been linked to steroid hormones, namely testosterone and its derivatives, circulating within us. In the latter half the last century, many looking for an added edge have turned to synthetic testosterone-like anabolic-androgenic steroids to build muscle and enhance competitive drive....   [tags: Sports Athletes Athletics Papers]
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Steroids and Sports Don’t Mix - The problems of doping in sports began to surface in the late 1950's, because of rumors that coaches were allowing players to use performance-enhancing drugs. The 1956 Olympic Games where plagued with athletes using performance-enhancing drugs, so countries began to speak out against the harm that drugs were causing to the athletes and the sport (6 Anonymous). Long-term use of performance-enhancing drugs will destroy athlete's bodies. Doping is the use of illegal substances that is harmful to athlete's health and is capable of enhancing performance....   [tags: Doping Example Essays]
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Should Baseball Players Who Used Steroids be Allowed in the Hall of Fame? - Should Baseball Players who used Steroids be allowed in The Hall of Fame. Many athletes use steroids to become stronger and improve their abilities to play their sport. Certain players believe there is nothing wrong with using steroids. Athletes who excel greatly would normally be chosen to be in the Hall of Fame, but if using steroids, they should not be allowed. Steroids have many effects on people. Baseball players are big influences on children and teenagers which could cause even more steroid use because of major league baseball players....   [tags: honorability, atheletes, drug testing]
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Steroids Use in Major League Baseball (MLB): Mark McGwire and Barry Bonds - Steroids in baseball, particularly in Major League Baseball (MLB), have become a major issue. Two specific athletes have affected Major league Baseball dramatically; these players are Mark McGwire and Barry Bonds. It is hard to catch a steroid user. Don Catlin, a former director at the UCLA Olympic testing lab says time after time they try to find the users and test them method, after they have evidence, however, this method does not work (Quinn). Mark McGwire’s and Barry Bonds’ use of steroids affected baseball in terms of trust issues, record holders, drug policies, and the future of baseball....   [tags: Mark McGwire, Barry Bonds]
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Psychological Effects of Using Anabolic Steroids - Anabolic Steriods. What are they. Where do they come from. Why are they used. From amateurs to pros, from body builders to football players and every sport in between, Steriods, or "roids" as they are referred to, have been in the circle of athletes since the 1950's. Is it vanity that drives athletes to use steriods. Do they understand the end results from the abuse of "roids". What psychological effects do steriods have on users?In order to understand the psychological effects of steriods, you must first understand what steriods are and where they come from....   [tags: essays research papers] 1236 words
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The Double Life of Athletes Using Steroids - The Double Life of Athletes Using Steroids Some Athletes in society today are considered heroes despite their double lives. Their drug use and violence are brushed aside while leading their teams to victory. Who is your hero. If that question was asked to a group of people, some might think of loved ones or family, and some may talk about doctors, firemen, or even a teacher. However, most would probably say their hero was some celebrity or star athlete. While some celebrities and athletes can justifiably be labeled "heroes", there are some people who may appear to be heroic, but lead a completely different life off the field....   [tags: Papers] 1209 words
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Media & Sports: How did Baseball get Affected by Steroids? - ... In 2002 the Major League Baseball Players Association executive director was asked a question by Senator Byron Dorgan, “Is there a problem?” The Senator know there was a problem because a recent National League Most Valuable Player admitted to using steroids in a Sports Illustrated cover story. The MVP Ken Caminiti even admitted to no regrets for steroid use because of the prevalence in the major league (Steroid Era). The media helped baseball lovers push for more testing. In 2002 the major league players and managers both agreed for limited anonymous testing for steroids....   [tags: performance enhancers]
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Muscle Strengthening with Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids in Resistance Trained Athletes and Non-Athletes - Simply because the same muscular strength enhancements are gained by athletes and non-athletes this does not mean that anabolic-androgenic steroids do not come without side effects (Harthens and Kuipers, 2004). The adverse physical and mental side effects can affect long term users of anabolic-androgenic steroids as well as short term users whether they be athletes or non-athletes (Harthens and Kuipers, 2004). Side effects related to anabolic steroid use fall into many different categories such as: cardiovascular, hepatic, dermatologic, reproductive-endocrine, male specific and female specific, behavioral and injection related (Amsterdam et al.,2010)....   [tags: side effects, physical, behavior]
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Should Performance Enhancing Drugs Be Legal in Sports? - ... If a person use anabolic steroids u will get stronger and will be able to compete harder. Some athelete even said if steriods was around during them, they could have done much better and maybe extend their career. Anabolic steroids can reduce fat, increase strength and it can also save lives. Athelete should be allowed to take performace of enhancing drugs. Steroids are not always bad for people. Some doctors even recomend steroids for people who are underweight and wants to gain muscles. In the article What you really need to know about anabolic steriods states, "anabolic steroids are anti-inflammatories and have a effect on rehabilitation of injusries." Anabolic steroids can help to r...   [tags: athelete, steroids, drugs, cheat] 542 words
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Steroid Usage - Steroid Usage Why do so many people use steroids when there are so many health risks and side effects. Do people take steroids because they are not aware of all the risks. Not likely, steroids have been around since the 1930’s when Nazi scientists tried to invent drugs that would make German armies more powerful (Banks, Substance Abuse in Sport: The Realities, pg. 13-21). Though steroids were considered harmful and made illegal in 1991 (Berlow, Sports Ethics). Some side affects of steroids are baldness, high blood pressure, lowered sex drive, acne, nosebleeds, liver disease, kidney disease, and many more (Williams, Drugs and Athletic Performance, pg....   [tags: Sports Athletes Steroids Essays] 1837 words
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It's Time for Mandatory Drug Testing in Major League Baseball - Imagine a drug that would turn anyone from a slim, slender, frail being to a masculine, bodybuilding physique, increasing strength and endurance to help boost performance level in any sport. Without knowing the side effects would you take this drug. This drug known as an anabolic androgenic steroid has been used by many professional athletes to help improve their performance level. Anabolic androgenic steroids are a synthetic derivative of the male hormone testosterone used to build muscle mass....   [tags: Use of Anabolic Steroids]
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Steroids, Illegal or Not, a Quick Fix for Some Athletes - Issues of cheating or winning at any cost, are becoming more and more common among athletes of all ages and levels of ability. The use of steroids is one of the biggest issues in the current debate weather or not it is fair for drug-free athletes to have to compete with athletes that break the law and take illegal steroids. Allowing those with an unfair advantage to compete can pressure drug-free athletes to use anabolic steroids to remain competitive. In fact, some legal analysts have viewed this issue as a reason for an Anabolic Steroid Control Act, but does the Anabolic Steroid Control Act work....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Anabolic Steroid Use in Major League Baseball (MLB) - Steroids Must be Banned - Anabolic Steroid Use in Major League Baseball (MLB) - Steroids Must be Banned Athletes, whether they are young or old, pro or amateur, are always looking to gain an advantage over their opponent. Some may look towards an anabolic steroid, a powerful drug that many people take in order to boost athletic performance. But are these anabolic steroids safe for the human body. Many doctors think the answer to this question is no. The use of steroids in the MLB should be banned, as they are now. In the 1930’s, steroids were known to be used for homosexuals to lower there testosterone....   [tags: Athletes Sports Drugs Anabolic] 507 words
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Performance Enhancing Drugs Are Not Worth The Risk - (Steroids). Sterility in both sexes has been documented (Kowalski 13). Acne has also been noted (“Anabolic Steroids”). While these negative side effects can be horrid and temporary, the use of performance enhancing drugs can also result in long term harm. Long-term side effects are very serious in when it comes to performance enhancing drugs. Although the long-term effects of these drugs have not been researched in great lengths, there is some evidence that they can be substantial (Reinberg). A condition called steroid rage, while rare, can occur....   [tags: steroids, side effects, harm]
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Professional Athletes: The End of "Roid Rage" - Professional athletes, throughout history, have been exalted for their outstanding abilities and achievements in sports. Unfortunately, many athletes have turned to anabolic steroids in order to give them an edge, a boost their athletic performance. Starting with the 1954 World Weightlifting Championships, where the Soviets unexpectedly dominated their lifting classes with the use of steroids, it has become increasingly popular among athletes to cheat with the help of this drug. Although the appeal to steroid use is evident when observing how it increases someone’s athletic abilities, many users fail to consider the detrimental side effects of the drug....   [tags: anabolic steroids, drugs]
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Performance Enhancing Drugs Should Be Banned in Professional Sports - In 2013, 12 Major League Baseball players each received fifty game suspensions without pay for using performance enhancing drugs. Big names such as Ryan Braun and Alex Rodriguez were on this list. Testosterone, an illegal substance, is what is found in the performance enhancing drugs. Testosterone increases male characteristics such as body hair, aggression, deepening of the voice, and of course massive muscle growth (“Steroids” par. 1). Some professional athletes claim to use performance enhancing drugs to recover more quickly from injury; others take them because they have not seen the positive feedback in working out, without the use of the steroids....   [tags: Use Steroids in Professional Sports]
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Visiting the National Baseball Hall of Fame - ... Commenting on baseball, Whitman declared, “I see great things in baseball. It’s our game – the American game.” Ever since Whitman tagged baseball as America’s game sportswriters have been following suit. Ironically, however, America’s “game” has shown an inclement decline in American values directly due to the baseball writers treatment of players who suited up during the “Steroid Era.” Players such as Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, and Sammy Sosa have put up some impressive, hall of fame worthy statistics, but according to the writers they are guilty of using steroids until, of course, they are proven innocent, which is clearly the American way, Right....   [tags: cooperstown, steroids, america's pasttime] 750 words
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Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports - ... This use has quickly increased in the last couple decades especially. Someone could look at these stats and say America was just a large group of cheaters. So, the scientific facts back the statement that steroids are bad to people of all kind and especially professional athletes. Performance-enhancing substances are normally mentioned in the same sentence as the MLB. This baseball league is where all of the high profile cases take place. As an example, Barry Bonds was put on trial for steroid use....   [tags: drugs, steroids, athletes]
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Fines Needed for NFL Players Using Performance Enhancing Drugs - ... With the NFL getting new players every year, some of them seem to pick up on veteran players habits for instance they use steroids to make themselves bigger and better like the older players they look up to. With the younger players seeing the older players as role models they make them pay for the drugs they used while playing, to make an example of how wrong it is in the NFL to get caught with a positive steroid test, and have more than just a four game suspension. Having a higher penalty for using PEDs will hopefully make some of the newer players scared to go anywhere near a drug that improves their performance....   [tags: suspension, athletes, steroids] 546 words
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Sports Have No Room for Performance Enhancers - People talk about the great players that have played before, Lawrence Taylor, Babe Ruth, Muhammad Ali, Wayne Gretzky, and Michael Jordan. These players were amazing athletes who played the game they loved every day. These legends would give one hundred and ten percent every time they stepped onto the field, into the court, or onto the rink. One thing we do not associate with these players is the use of any illegal substances to boost their level of play. But today we have gold medalists being stripped of their Olympic medals, players facing a lifetime ban, and every day another athlete being suspended for a shorter period of time....   [tags: Professional Sports, Athletes, Steroids]
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Baseball is All About How You Play the Game - The first rule of baseball, its not about if you win or lose, it's how you play the game. Elite Athletes are driven by competition and risks are often taken as needed to stay on top of the game. They sacrifice their lives for this lifestyle, breaking bones, deep cuts, huge bruises, and they put their body's to the point of failing. Performing Enhancer Drugs (P.E.D) are seemingly popular nowadays and with new and undetectable variety's coming out rapidly, it's hard to keep up. Should the World Anti- Doping Agency (WADA) just allow it....   [tags: steroids, homeruns, integrity] 545 words
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Performance Enhancing Steroids in Major League Baseball - Performance Enhancing Steroids in Major League Baseball The issue that our group is tackling is the use of illegal performance enhancing steroids in Major League Baseball. Major League Baseball is big business in the U.S., with 30 franchises valued at over 8.8 billion dollars. Player salaries range from the league minimum salary of three hundred twenty five thousand per year to ten million or more per year, and are based on the market value of each player when his current contract expires. It is in this hyper-competitive environment that a growing specter of foul play has erupted – the use of steroids....   [tags: pros and cons pro con] 889 words
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Doping in Sports and the Current Issues for Management - ... Anti-doping authorities state that using performance-enhancing drugs goes against the "spirit of sport". Every day on all levels, our society looks at winning as something more than the sport itself. Winning places you on top, gets you the fame, and one day gets you that college scholarship or a first class ticket to the pros. In today’s world most are looking for that quick fix and that overall advantage over the other person that will hope to make you a winner. In today’s sports everyone is caught up in this competition frenzy....   [tags: illegal substances, athletes, steroids] 772 words
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Performance Enhancing Drugs: The Illegal Solution of a Lazy Athlete - Around the world today, thousands of athletes compete in various sports and competitions at the supreme level. Synonymously with the hard work the players do outside of athletic contests comes the world-wide notorious dilemma of whether Performance Enhancing Drugs (also known as PED's) should or should not be involved in sports. The sports world classifies a PED as any type of substance that may benefit a person athletically or for any any other uses like endurance. Well, should performance enhancing drugs be allowed in athletic sports all around the world....   [tags: doping in sports, anabolic steroids]
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Fats and Lipids: What Is the Difference? - ... These kinds of fats occur when unsaturated oils are hydrogenated. (Diet for a Small Planet) 3. The difference between fats and lipids “Although all fats are lipids, not all lipids are fats.” Fats are only one type of lipid. Lipids include a wide variety of different molecules. A “lipid” is a general name that is assigned to a group of fat soluble compounds found in the tissues of plants and animals. They compose the building blocks of structure and function of living cells. (Combining Forms) Fats have become synonymous with lipids, but really, they are just a sub-group of lipids....   [tags: oils, steroids, waxes, acides] 1593 words
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The Use of Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports - ... This is a valid argument, but the risks that come with the use of performance enhancing drugs are unnecessary and avoidable, whereas the risks in playing sports cannot be evaded but can surely be minimized, for example wearing protective and specialized gear while practicing a certain sport.1 Some would argue that the use of performance enhancing drugs should be legalized but has to be regulated and used properly and safely under medical supervision, this indeed would minimize the risks involved in the use of performance enhancing drugs in sports and it would potentially increase the performance level of an athlete or a sportsperson, but this however does apply pressure to those athlete...   [tags: athtletes, caffeine, steroids] 1105 words
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A Proposal for Major League Baseball - ... Kids and adults were leaving the action players brought to the field every day. Many did not know a lot about the steroids being used by famous players, but there were rumors in and out teams. Having a substance that will guarantee help in hand-and-eye coördination, better endurance, speed, power, agility and more is the miracle substance for any athlete. Being fun and all, there are numbers that alarms scouts, managers, general managers, fans, media, and more when a player is being productive....   [tags: steroids solutions, abilities, players]
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US Olympic Drug Control Program - “It’s not a sports problem anymore, it’s a social problem” said Dr. William N. Taylor, member of U.S Olympic Drug Control program (Silverstein 22). The use of PED’s has gone from athletic professionals to celebrities and has reached the lives of high school athletes and everyday people. In a survey conducted by Dr. Gabe Mirkin, physician and sports medicine expert, more than half of 100 teens that were asked, "If I could give you a pill that would make you an Olympic champion - and also kill you in a year - would you take it?" answered yes (Freudenrich and Allen)....   [tags: steroids, dream body, doping]
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The History of Performance Enhancement - PEDS – Performance Enhancement Drugs The history of performance enhancement follows a timeline as vastly embedded in our history as the sports themselves. These taboo substances are of the most absolutely misunderstood category in modern medicine, and will remain as such until the cloudy illusion filled veil enveloping them is torn down. The use of performance enhancing “substances/drugs ” for sporting spurs back as far the ancient Greek competitions of old, where contestants often chewed cocoa leaves or a utterly vast array of other “potions/concoctions”....   [tags: sports, drugs, steroids] 1996 words
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Loss of Credibility: Downfall of Baseball Player Sammy Sosa - ... On June 3, 2003 during a game against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Sosa hit “ a broken bat routine grounder” to second base, and was thrown out at first (Sandalow). But, something wasn’t right. The home plate umpire picked up one half of Sosa’s bat, and saw something that shouldn’t have been there. He calls a conference with the other umpires and confirmed what he saw, a cork in Sosa’s bat (Sandalow). A cork in a wooden baseball bat makes the bat weigh less; when a bat weighs less you can swing it faster and get more velocity, and the more velocity you have, the more power that you get in your swing (Harris)....   [tags: MLB, Steroids, Athlete]
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The Use of Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports Today - ... Fielders now were required to tag a runner or force him out as is done today taking some of the edge off of the game. In the 1960s, performance enhancers were an openly discussed topic. The use was talked about in Sports Illustrated and in a book called “Ball Four” by former player Jim Bouton. At the time this did not receive any public backlash. Players worked hard to push themselves to perfection wanting big money but there was only so much they could do. The 162-game seasons and the tiresome travel schedule pushed the players toward amphetamine pep pills known then as “greenies”....   [tags: athletes, unfair advantage, steroids] 1576 words
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Kelli White, an Example of the Importance of Credibility - ... When he told her the flaxseed oil was a designer steroid she stopped taking it immediately (Plitt). White did not believe that in order to run, she needed a drug (Plitt). It wasn’t until a couple years later that she went to Conte about a full-scale drug program to enhance her performance (Plitt). When she was caught using the modafinil, she was banned for two years for using these steroids and was stripped of the gold medals she won at the World Championship. Kelli White’s credibility dropped after she was caught using the steroids....   [tags: Steroids, Drugs, Running]
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Professional Athletes and Enhacer Drugs - ... The drugs can also affect the way you play because you are more likely to miss a game winning goal or shot for your team because you're on so much drugs just to win a game. If you are a professional athlete and you take drugs you are showing your kids that it is right to take drugs when they get into competitive sports. When you take a drug you better be careful because you never know who is watching you. You can get in huge trouble even for just taking a couple of enhancer drugs to get that one big hit over the fence or that one great play up the middle....   [tags: anabolic steroids, football players] 1345 words
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Muscle Strengthening Effects of Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids in Resistance Trained Athletes and non-Athletes - Anabolic-androgenic steroids are a synthetic compound which are structurally related to the male sex hormone, testosterone (Amsterdam et al.,2010, Thiblin and Petersson, 2004). Testosterone has two effects on the human body; first it helps in the development and maintenance of secondary male sexual characteristics and, secondly, it promotes muscle growth. All anabolic-androgenic steroids are derivatives of testosterone and have both anabolic and androgenic properties; which is why the use of the term anabolic-androgenic steroids is more appropriate than anabolic steroids (Kuhn, 2002)....   [tags: Anabolic-androgenic, testosterone, athletes]
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The Effects And Side Effects Of Today's Legal Prohormones - “At his age, you have to ask, Did he accomplish all of this by rejuvenating his strength from day to day with those substances?” baseball great Hank Aaron asked regarding anabolic substance abuser Barry Bonds. Prohormones are a relatively new supplement said to be the “legal” form of steroids. (Aaron) Though some people see huge gains while on using prohormones, they don’t know the true damage prohormones really cause. Athletes and bodybuilders taking prohormones experience terrible side effects, muscular gains that are less than expected, depleted testosterone levels and destroyed endocrine systems....   [tags: steroids, side effects, body, supplement]
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Performance Enhancing Drugs - Imagine someone close to you winning a gold medal in the Summer Olympic Games. Now, picture them getting the reward stripped out of their hands by the Olympic committee because that someone you know tested positive for steroids. The use of performance enhancing drugs, or doping, is more of a shortcut athletes take in their training regimen. In most sports, athletes need to build strength in a short period of time to perform at the highest level; however, these athletes do not think of the possible negative repercussions drugs have on their health....   [tags: Steroids Sports] 1460 words
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For Your Entertainment - For Your Entertainment The sports of today are significantly more brutal, serious and competitive than they ever have been in the past. Athletes in these sports go to great lengths to be called a champion in their sport and some are willing to cross the line and cheat their way to the top. In competitive sports, rules are laid out to level the playing field keep the sport fair so there can be no chance of a person taking advantage of something that not everyone can be expected to do. Steroids and other performance enhancing techniques are prime examples of athletes using specific illegal drugs to enhance their physical performance and give them greater probability of winning and some in th...   [tags: sports, athletes, steroids, testing, fairness]
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The Use of Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports - The Use of Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports Is the use of performance-enhancing drugs in sports dangerous. To what degree do these drugs really enhance strength, size, training ability, and muscular performance. Not only are the answers to these questions still unclear, they are the subjects of deep controversy. In order to understand why we are confronted with the problem of performance-enhancing drug use in athletics today, we must look at the history of the development of anabolic steroids: a group of powerful synthetic chemical compounds that resemble the natural male sex hormones (Schwarzenneger 722)....   [tags: Papers Steroids Athletics Essays]
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The Impact of Performance Enhancing Drugs on Sports - The Impact of Performance Enhancing Drugs on Sports One of the major issues in the news recently has been the use of performance enhancing substances in sports. This topic has been the subject of many front-page headlines in many publications, from sports magazines to newspapers. A recent scandal involving a San Francisco Bay Area laboratory, BALCO Laboratories, has brought this issue to the forefront, and it's really gotten a lot of attention because this case has led to a 42 count federal indictment by the U.S....   [tags: Steroids Athletes Major League]
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