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- Steroids are chemicals that act like hormones (substances in your body that regulate bodily functions). Anabolic steroids are the ones that are abused to build muscle mass or to make your workout longer. They are chemicals of artificial testosterone, which is a male hormone.
- With the dangers of steroids well known people started looking for other substances to give them an edge. Bee pollen, carnitine and chromium picolinate, were among the things people tried.
- In 199 John Mcewick, was one of the most promising shot putter’s in Britain, he took the silver medal in the all Britain games and at just years of age, hopes were high for his future.
- The fierce competitive nature of the modern sports’ world, in combination with society’s demand for excellence, have caused athletes to seek alternative means to enhance their performance Today’s athlete faces an increasingly difficult choice: to use drugs to enhance performance or to accept what could amount to a competitive handicap It is a choice which carries significant ethical considerations Should athletes be permitted to make this choice, or should society, through the medium of sports’ governing bodies strictly enforce the ban on performance enhancing drugs? Some argue that the choice
- DRUGS IN SPORT prepared by Wade Clark, Year 12 Health and Physical Education 1. Introduction When the topic of drugs in sport is raised, images of muscle-bound athletes, pumped up with anabolic steroids, come to mind. Performance enhancing drugs have tarnished the image of many sports over the last few decades.
- The reasons for not using the drugs are more numerous and considerably more dangerous than the reasons for taking them. The most sever, of course, is death. One example of this tragic end is Florence Griffith Joyner?s death. Though she was tested and found with no drugs in her system, she was rumored to have taken small doses of anabolic steroids during her illustrious track and field career.
- Drugs in sport is an issue that is always in the spotlight, especially during major athletic events such as the recent and highly controversial, Tour De France. However, now the issue has risen to such an extent that sport itself is almost a side issue.
- Every year high school, college, and professional athletes try to get just a little bigger, a little stronger, and to increase the amount of weights they lift by, just a few pounds. To achieve these goals athletes often turn to anabolic steroids to aid them in achieving their goals.
- What it all comes down to is that we need to educate both ourselves and all intercollegiate athletes about the risks involved with steroid use. Anabolic-androgenic steroids are chemical derivatives of the male sex hormones. Anabolic refers to the constructive or building-up process of the body?s metabolism.
- In twentieth-century America, sports became one of the most successful and exciting, but controversial cornerstones in American society. In the early years of the twentieth-century, America cheered both the players in professional baseball and the college football players at the nation s finest institutions of higher learning.
- It is amazing what athletes will do to achieve higher levels of performance and to sometimes get the extra edge on the competition. Most of the time people do not realize the long-term effects that result from the decisions they make early in life. This resembles the use of steroids in a person?s life.
- Drugs in sports can cost a player his or her scholarship(s) and more seriously, their lives. Everyday athletes that you may not think are doing anabolic steroids or the human growth hormone are the athletes who are the big users. 1. There are three major performance enhancing drugs that are used by the super star athletes: anabolic steroids, amphetamine, and the human growth hormone pills.
- A constant battle has been fought as the International Olympic Committee struggles to keep drug testing up-to-date and effective. We have come to associate drug use with a few famous names of fallen heroes, such as Ben Johnson, but few realize just how widespread drug use is in Olympic sports and how small a percentage of offenders ever get caught.
- One of the primary things an athlete will do is put supplements into their body. These supplements range from protein shakes to illegal anabolic steroids. Some sports supplements are incredibly safe and effective, yet others work for a while and then fizzle out, while others still work well but do more damage than good in the long run.
- Many people have grown up watching their favorite player or team since they were old enough to understand the games. Sports is a big part of peoples lives weather they want to admit it or not, it maybe watching their boy or girl at the high school level or their favorite collage or pro player.
- In the past, athletes had to turn to such things as anabolic steroids or blood doping (the process of taking out blood and adding oxygen to it and putting it back into your body in order to increase a persons endurance) to get an edge over the competition.
- According to Hank Nuwer in his book Steroids, steroids are anabolic drugs that build growth hormones that include the androgens (male sex hormones) principally testosterone and estrogen and progestogens (female sex hormones).
- 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 America and all around the world, people are subjected to things that may belittle themselves and their identities. We are shown a world where people must be a specific height and weight, dress a certain way, talk a certain way to be accepted into society.
- The 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, proved to be one of the most exciting Olympic games of all time. World records fell in everyday of the 14-day event; in every sport ranging from shuttlecock to track and field, records fell like dominos. The most competitive sport in the 1988 Olympiad was the men’s 100-meter dash, with a field consisting of the ten fastest men in the world, at the time.