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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 Steroid Use in Sports - Drug use has been a part of competitive sport for almost a century. At the first olympics in Athens in 1896, marathon runners drank a mixture of brandy and strychnine to help them on their ways and used opiates to control pain during a race. Use of alcohol was very common in the early years of the twentieth century. It might be argued that the first athletes to use drugs to enhance their performance were, in fact, cheating. We need to remember that drug use is not new. East Germany athletes used drugs to enhance their performance....   [tags: essays research papers] 885 words
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The Use of Performance Drugs in Sports - ... But using performance drugs — aka, doping — isn't without risks. “Take the time to learn about the potential benefits, the health risks and the many unknowns regarding so-called performance drugs such as anabolic steroids, androstenedione, human growth hormone, erythropoietin, diuretics, creating and stimulants you also may decide that the benefits aren't worth the risks.”(Mayo Clinic) Like once some people choose to use drugs to help their performance, other athletes have their freedom of choice infringed upon: if they want to succeed they have to take drugs too....   [tags: doping, athletes, zulu warriors] 1013 words
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Sports and Illegal Drug Use - ... Lomas Brown, a former offensive tackle who spent 18 seasons in the National Football League, claims that at least fifty percent of professional athletes smoke marijuana. Side effects of marijuana use include memory problems, anxiety, loss of muscle activity, increased heart rate, breathing problems, and an increased risk of cancer. Professional leagues have a responsibility for promoting good health among their athletes and should adopt practices which cause athletes to steer away from drug use....   [tags: anbolic, side effects] 647 words
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Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports - Doctors are cracking down on testing sport players for PED’s (performance enhancing drugs). They are starting to use more advanced testing methods. Barry Bonds, Alex Rodriguez, and Ryan Braun have all been tested positive for PED’s recently. Lance Armstrong had his seven Tour De France trophies taken from him because he won them using PED’s. Steroids are a major problem in sports resulting in technological advances to eliminate the issue of using illegal drugs to gain a competitive edge. Steroids improve athletic performance in multiple ways....   [tags: illegal, doping, testing] 739 words
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The Effects of Anabolic Steroids - ... Aggression is also the most reported side effects of the use of steroids in adults and teenagers. Those that used AAS were most likely to be aggressive and act in violent ways when those who were not. This is what the name “roid rage” comes from. (Lumia, McGinnis, 2010). The use in steroid use has increased dramatically in recent years with males. It is mostly used among adolescent males aging from as young as 11 to gain body mass and strength for completive sports. Using of this drug can serve life-long consequences and be permanent....   [tags: testosterone, growth, sexual functioning]
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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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Anabolic Steroid Use in the Olympics - Canadian track star Ben Johnson was denied his gold medal in the 1988 Olympics after he tested positive for anabolic steroids. This incident sparked worldwide attention to the extent of anabolic steroid use. To date, the International Olympic Committee has barred the use of seventeen anabolic steroids. Other organizations, including The National Football League, National Collegiate Athletic Association's International Amateur Athletic Federation, and the International Federation of Body Builders have followed suit....   [tags: Anabolic Steroids Use by Athletes] 1891 words
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Sports and Performance Drugs - ... Women may get: deeper voice, cessation of breast development, growth of hair on face, stomach, and upper back, and abnormal menstrual cycles. Have you wondered why athletes are better now than in the past. Some say it’s because performance enhancement drugs. In the last few years a lot of athletes have been caught using performance enhancing drugs. Usually they have been famous people who have a lot of expectations on them and they need it so they can play better. They think that if they play better they’ll be the best there ever was....   [tags: cheating, unfair advantage] 780 words
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Steroid Use in Pro Sports is Unethical -           When you were a kid, didn’t you want to play a professional sport. What would you give to be one of the best athletes in the world. Would you risk your reputation. Your health. Would you be willing to die. Although many studies have come out saying that steroids diminish one’s health, people still take them hoping to be the best. Imagine if you were a 28 year old who left college early because a pro team “guaranteed” you that you would play in the big leagues. Yet you just got stuck in the minors, and the only way you could get to the big’s was to take a pill that made you super-strong and super-fast....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Bad Effects of Steroids - Bad effects of steroids Each day, professional and amateur athletes and body builders thrive to achieve their goals and dreams of winning gold medals or representing their country worldwide. The sports or games in which they participate require physical strength, athleticism and stamina, and due to the tough competition they face, some of these athletes decide to take performance enhancing drugs, an act called doping. The most famous of these drugs are anabolic steroids, which are, as defined by the Controlled Substances Act issued by the Food and Drugs Administration under the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, any drug or hormonal substance chemically and pharmacologically rel...   [tags: Athletes, Body Builders, Performance Enhancement]
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Barry Bonds and Steroids - Have you noticed the size of Barry Bonds’ entire body over the past couple years. His muscles grew big, and his endurance increased over time which allowed him to play baseball for as long as he had. Barry Bonds was a baseball player for the Pittsburgh Pirates and the San Francisco Giants for 21 years. He had to overcome some huge injuries, including a huge knee problem at the end of his career. The only way that he was able to lift so much while he still was recovering is a topic that has been discussed for a long time....   [tags: Professional Athletes]
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Anabolic Steroid Use Must be Stopped - Athletic competition has been part of society since the early beginnings of man. Gladiators, wrestlers, and sprinters are some the early types of athletes that competed. Mankind seems to have been born with a desire to compete; every man feels the need to have dominance over another man. These facts are even apparent in today's society. Now there are all kinds of sports to choose from, and many of these sports are played at a professional level. These sporting events give individuals that chance to be the better of another person, just as the earlier ones did....   [tags: Anabolic Steroids Use by Athletes] 2126 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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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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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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Substance Abuse Policy in Professional Sports - Taylor Hooton was a popular, ebullient adolescent; he was a large contributor to his baseball team at Plano West Senior High School. College-bound, Hooton was looked up to as a pitcher, and was to be placed in the starting rotation for his senior year, the spring of 2004 (Longman 1). Unfortunately for Taylor, he never had the chance to experience it. On July 15th, 2003, he committed the unfathomable: suicide by hanging, just a month after his seventeenth birthday. In the fall of 2002, Hooton mentioned to Billy Ajello, his best friend in high school, that he might begin to use steroids....   [tags: Drug Abuse and Athletes]
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Performance Enhancing Drugs in Professional Sports - It is NFL Sunday and you are ready to see some of your favorite athletes to go head to head on the grid iron. However, you notice something a little different your favorite athlete seems to be more aggressive and his body has changed substantially. That famous athlete that you know and adore was caught for taking performance enhancing drugs that was the reasoning for your unanswered questions about his odd transformations. Bigger, better, stronger each professional athlete tries to achieve that when they are preparing to compete in their sport, but there are some that get a little help to be better, bigger, and stronger....   [tags: athletes, nfl, illegal substance]
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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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Drugs in Sports Gives an Unfair Advantage - My topic is drugs in sports. My opinion on Drug in Sports is that is wrong and it gives an unfair advantage to the users. Doping ( taking banned drugs to improve one’s performance ) in professional sports is illegal. Many people dope because it makes them better at their sports. For some athletes, along with doping comes the ability of sporting, personal and financial reward. To many people, the difference between failure and victory may appear to be as small as a pill in the palm of someone’s hand....   [tags: doping, blood, cheating]
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Andrew Sullivan's Article on Drugs in Sports - The use of illegal substances in sports is a trendy topic in today’s society. In the last few years a copious amount of players have been under the spotlight of substance abuse, which led to a punishment for their actions. Andrew Sullivan wrote an article in the year 2004 called “In a Drugged-up Nation, the Steroid Sports Star is King”, in which he illustrates how these “pharmaceuticals” have revolutionized sports around the world but mostly in America. These drugs have had a large influence in the overall performance of the players, even if it the use of drugs is “often denied or simply overlooked”(Sullivan 1), it will lead to a lack of judgment in what is right and what is wrong....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Influence on Players]
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Performance Enhancing Drugs Should Not be Allowed in Sports - Exercise Science Essay on Doping A very long time ago the Zulu warriors from Dutch uses a superior potion that is made from the fermented grape skins to enhance their battle ability. This method is called the Dop which known as doping today. Doping enhances the athletes performance illegally, it also contradicts with fair play. Unfortunately doping can sometimes be very harmful and may endanger the athlete?s personal health status. Today doping has come to a point where it is improved by many biological techniques and this had brought the WADA (world anti-doping agency) a real problem....   [tags: Sports Doping Should Not be Allowed] 1178 words
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Steriods in sports - Steroids in Sports In my opinion, the initial reason a person starts to play any sport is to either to have fun or mainly to emulate their favorite sports figures. So many kids want to swing a bat like Barry Bonds, or rush the football like Jamal Lewis, or play soccer like Pelle’. When I was younger, I wanted to tackle like Lawrence Taylor. Since these children like to do what they see their role models do, what happens if they find out that their favorite person boosts his skills by using illegal substances....   [tags: essays research papers] 1285 words
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drugs in sports - From the beginning of time sports have been around. It is the competition that everyone loves. The feeling of winning makes many people do anything to achieve it. Even if this means one must cheat to win. Cheating is monitored in professional sports by the use of referees or umpires. With the discovery of many “nutritional” supplements, many new forms of cheating have arisen that cannot be monitored on the field. Many players used and still use steroids to enhance their muscles so they are stronger during game play....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Steroids Impact on Major League Baseball - Since at least the 1980’s performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) have been a major challenge in the world of Major League Baseball, and past trends indicate they will continue to pose an ongoing problem. A number of the most prominent and accomplished professional baseball players, such as Alex Rodriguez, Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, Jason Giambi, Roger Clemens, are also the most famous examples of baseball players who have broken longstanding records, attracted countless numbers of fans, and allegedly have taken performance-enhancing drugs....   [tags: PED, Drugs, Illegal]
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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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Appearance and Steroids - Appearance and Steroids Why does our appearance have such an impact on our lifestyles. Do people need huge muscles and beautiful bodies to be noticed. Many people feel we do, and that's why steroid use is at its highest. People still use the drug even though they know the risks. Is this shortcut for muscular gain worth sickness, disease or fatality. People should understand what steroids do to their bodies and minds before they decide to use the drug. The consumption of steroids has a negative effect on the body and people that use steroids are destroying their lives....   [tags: Papers] 2853 words
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Supplements in Sports - When you are involved in athletics, you have to be competitive. You have to want to win more than anybody else. Athletes these days, however, are really taking winning to the extreme. Athletes today are using various supplements to increase their size, muscle mass, and their potential to perform well. Athletes have been taking all kinds of supplements to gain an edge on their opponents. Little do they know, these supplements are not FDA approved. No one knows the long-term effects of these supplements on the human body....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Steroids in Baseball - Anabolic and androgenic steroids come in many different forms. The most popular form is a pill and is easy to take. The draw back of the pill is it is hard on the liver and kidneys because it passes through the system in a couple of hours. Another popular form is cream. The cream’s advantage is it is easy to apply and is less harmful to the body. The draw back is it is very ineffective. The last form is injection. Injecting straight into the muscle gives the best results. Most serious athletes that use enhancement drugs take pills every day of their cycle and inject three times a week....   [tags: essays research papers] 872 words
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Andro & Steroids - In the passed few years there has been an increase in the popularity of performance-enhancing supplements that are used by athletes. Some of the most popular of these supplements are creatine and androstenedione. They are used by some very famous athletes in professional sports. There are many problems that go along with using these supplements that are not only health-wise, but also the message that is being sent to children involved in youth athletics. Athletes today are not thinking of what kind effects will happen to them in the long run....   [tags: essays research papers] 3083 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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Use of Doping Agents/Alcohol in Australian Sports - The investigators of this study in this article are: Bosko Rowland, Falicity Allen, and John Toumbourou. The aim of the these three authors' study was to highlight the factors and impacts that alcohol plays in Australian sports. Furthermore, the aim of the authors' study was to also explain to the audience the Good Sports program that was designed to reduce the amount of harmful alcohol consumed in Australian community sports clubs. The method of this study was indiscriminate but was based off different clubs in Australia....   [tags: factors and impacts]
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Bigger, Stronger, Faster by Chris Bell - For Chris Bell and his two brothers, nicknamed Smelly and Mad Dog, who grew up with not so ideal bodies, mega-men like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Hulk Hogan, and Sylvester Stallone were heroes. The Bells wanted the enormous, muscular physiques that they saw in these guys and in the muscle and fitness magazines, and would stop at nothing to reach that goal. This dream of having a larger than life strength and muscle mass however, eventually led the brothers to make a decision: whether to use steroids or not (Bell)....   [tags: muscle mass,recreational steroids,ripped]
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Drugs: Hurt Players And Sports - Drugs: Hurt Players and Sports Brett Favre, Diego Maradona, and Darryl Strawberry are all big name sport stars. They all play different sports, but all have the same problem: they tested positive for using illegal drugs. Cocaine, anabolic steroids, and painkillers are just a sample of drugs found in sports. Cocaine is described this way, “It makes you feel like you can do anything, and for athletes who long to be in control all the time, that's a strong temptation” (Coffey 1). Anabolic-androgenic steroids are synthetic forms of hormones that produce muscle faster (Rozin 176)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Steroids - Steroids were first developed in the 1930's. The Germans first experimented on dogs and then on their own soldiers in the World War II, as well as used them on their prisoners to help them stay healthy because they suffered from significant malnutrition. Then in the 1950's many Russian and European athletes began to find that steroids were very beneficial to their goals and soon after began dominating the sport of power lifting, crushing previous world records. In the mid 1950's it was proven that testosterone was the reason behind the improved athletic ability by Dr....   [tags: essays research papers] 782 words
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Steroids - Have you ever thought of doing serious weight training to give yourself a better muscular build. Have you ever thought steroids would be a helpful tool in doing so. If you have you must know that steroids are a deadly and illegal drug. After reading my paper I hope that the thought of using steroids will leave your mind forever and encourage you to keep others of them. To understand why you should stay off steroids you must first know what steroids are. The steroid of which you hear most are called, “anabolic steroids.” This kind of steroid is called anabolic because anabolic means, “building up.” They can also be called, “juice”(Mohun 21)....   [tags: essays research papers] 756 words
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Creatine is a Safe Alternative To Steroids - Creatine is a Safe Alternative To Steroids "How can I build muscle, boost my performance and lose fat?" This question has generated hundred of books and magazine titles. Many people even risk their health in a chance to look "buff." If you spend the time reading these articles you will certainly find no shortage of proposed answers, complete with picture documentation of the results with the use sport supplements. Even recreational athletes who might play softball on the weekend or shoot a game of hoops on occasion find it hard to resist the messages that promise the bigger muscles, and thinner body, and all from a bottle or pill....   [tags: Papers] 469 words
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Informative Speech: Anabolic Steroids - Specific Purpose Statement: To inform my audience about the use of anabolic steroids ATTENTION GETTER: In a recent report, The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) uncovered an alarming statistic: more than a half million students in the 8th and 10th grade are currently using some form of anabolic steroids. ( www.steroidabuse.org) PREVIEW POINTS: A....   [tags: Example Informative Speech] 1462 words
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Doping, Athletes and Sports -     Doping can be strictly defined as the consumption of any substance (whether food or drug) to improve one's performance. This definition can be applied in a variety of situations, from college students drinking coffee in order to stay awake to athletes who take steroids to make them stronger. The problem with doping is where one draws the line. The drugs used in doping often have detrimental effects to one's health, both mental and physical. In the short run these drugs improve one's performance, but in the long run they can kill....   [tags: Doping Example Essays]
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The Steroid Era - The era in sports from the late 90s and into the 2000s has often been nicknamed “The Steroid Age” due to the raging use of anabolic steroids and other PEDs (performance enhancing drugs) by professional athletes. The usage of drugs in sports has never been more prevalent during this time, and many people are making it their goal to put an end to the abuse. Influential athletes such as Lance Armstrong, Alex Rodriguez, and Roger Clemens, who were once held as the highest role models to the American people, now watch as their legacies are tarnished by accusations of drug use....   [tags: sports, athletes, PED, health, MLB]
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Athletes and Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports -   Abstract:  Since the beginning of sports competition, athletes have always looked for some kind of an edge over their competitors.  They will do whatever it takes to be one of the elite and that includes injecting supplements into their bodies to make them bigger, stronger, and faster.  Steroid use is probably one of the most common drug misuses in sports competition.  Athletes found that with anabolic steroids one could become a better athlete twice as fast.  Not until 1975 was the drug first banned from Olympic competition because of the health risks it produced.  Shortly thereafter, the rest of the sports world did not allow anabolic steroids as well.  With the use of steroids...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Sports Supplements - Sports Supplements Athletes are competitive. They go out there to win. But, at all costs. Why are athletes willing to sacrifice their long term health in order to have one outstanding season. Will it be worth it when they are hooked up to machines in order to stay alive. Many athletes do not think that taking a supplement will harm them. They are strong, tough athletes, nothing can harm them, right. So, they start taking creatine or andro, or both. For most, they lose body fat, gain strength and muscle....   [tags: essays research papers] 1835 words
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Credibility and Sammy Sosa, MLB Player - Credibility is “the quality of being trusted and believed in” according to the New Oxford American Dictionary. Credibility can be hard to get but extremely easy to lose. In this paper you will see how credibility can literally make or break someone such as Sammy Sosa. Sammy Sosa was a former MLB player from San Pedro de Marcoris, Dominican Republic. Sosa was born on November 12, 1968 (“Sammy Sosa Biography”). From an early age you could tell that Sosa had the makings to be a great player. At the age of 15 the Philadelphia Phillies tried to sign him but couldn’t because of the league saying that the player must be over the age of 16 (“Sammy Sosa”)....   [tags: Athlete, Steroids]
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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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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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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 - 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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The Impact of Performance Enhancing Drugs on the Olympics -    The use of performance enhancing drugs is undermining the integrity of the Olympic games.  It is impossible to accurately determine the number of athletes who use them, but it is believed that a substantial percentage do.  According to an anonymous Soviet coach, "Perhaps 90% of sportsmen, including our own, use drugs" (CASA 40).  One reason it is difficult to determine how many athletes "dope" is that in international events like the Olympics, the methods used to detect the use of these drugs simply are not effective.  So, although only a few athletes are caught, many benefit from their use of performance enhancing drugs.  It is unfortunate and unacceptable that such high level competitio...   [tags: Anabolic Steroids Use by Athletes]
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Blood Doping in Sports to Improve Performance - Blood Doping in Sports to Improve Performance A main controversial issue in today’s sports world is ways in which athletes improve their performance. The use of steroids and supplements have been heavily discussed and argued but the method of blood doping is now a major problem. Blood Doping or red blood cell infusion is another example of the ingenious ways in which athletes attempt to improve performance without running into trouble with drug tests. Blood doping has become an integral part of sports and fair play....   [tags: Papers] 1057 words
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Violence in High School Sports - High school sports are one of American student’s favorite extracurricular activities. High school sports provide a sense of school pride and dedication to the athlete’s school. Many students play in hopes of a college scholarship in their desired sport. Despite the dreams that come with sports the sad truth is that many sport careers end short by some sort of injury. Injuries in high school sports vary from a range of things. High school athletes suffer from damage to the brain, spine, bones, ligaments, and tendons....   [tags: extracurricular activities, risk, injuries]
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