Performance Enhancing Drugs For Sports

1514 Words Oct 28th, 2016 7 Pages
Performance-Enhancing Drugs in Sports A tremendously large problem in sports is whether or not athletes should be able to use performance enhancing drugs. To most people, it doesn 't make any sense for athletes to be using them. They have to know what affect it has on their body not only physically, but also mentally. Around the early 2000’s is when all this starting coming up and it has made a dramatic impact on the sports world. The few people who want performance-enhancing drugs in sports don’t worry about the damage they do to athletes’ bodies, but want more excitement in that certain sport. Even though steroid use can drastically enhance the abilities of players and make the sport more fun to watch, it shouldn 't be allowed in any professional sports. They can harm the athlete using them as well as make that specific athlete look like a bad role model and also will create an unfair advantage in the sport they are playing. In the disagreements about the use of performance enhancing drugs, there are two completely different perspectives on it. One side being against them and one side being for them. The side being for performance enhancers think it’s more exciting to watch a sport because of the advantages it gives the athlete. For example, MLB players hit the ball much further then they normally would or NBA players being able to play more minutes. “So if we really want to level the playing field it may be time to head in the other direction: legalize performance…
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