Steroid Use Sports : Steroids Should Not Be Banned

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Steroid use in sports When it comes to the topic of steroid use in sports, some of us will agree that it is a debatable topic. Where this argument usually ends, however, is on the question of whether or not it is cheating to use steroids while in a sport. Whereas some are convinced that it is not cheating due to the benefits it provides towards muscle growth and repair, others maintain their belief that it is a form of cheating because of the regulations that have been acted upon it. I agree that steroid use in sports is cheating not only because of the regulations that have been forced by major sport organizations, but also because of the enhanced strength it provides for an athlete against a non-using athlete. Some well-known athletes use steroids, in particular, anabolic steroids, as an advantage to win or achieve greatness in a sport. An anabolic steroid is “A group of synthetic hormones that promote the storage of protein and the growth of tissue, sometimes used by athletes to increase muscle size and strength” (ProQuest Staff). Though I concede that anabolic steroids promote muscle growth, I still insist that it is still considered cheating. What happened to being successful because of talent? Perhaps this quote, by 7 time NBA all-star, Kevin Durant will explain, “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” Consisting of hard work in the quote, does that still imply that steroid use for hard work is okay? The answer is no. A person that does not use
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