Steroids Should Not Be Banned

1857 Words Nov 17th, 2014 8 Pages
Cheating does not count if there is no way to get caught. For example, if an athlete uses steroids to enhance their performance but does not get caught then it is not considered cheating at all. This topic of cheating and the use of steroids can be linked together because steroids help a person “cheat” on their performance abilities and physique, specifically for athletes of modern day. There has been an increase of the use of steroids in order to enhance the performance of many athletes and including some put in the Hall of Fame. It has become a big topic of debate in the world of sports today. Any athlete who has ever used steroids should still be allowed to have his or her name in the Hall of Fame. In order to understand that it should still be allowed, as long as the athlete does not get caught, the history, origin, negative and positive effects, and the morals of the topic need to be examined.
First, to understand whether or not athletes who have used steroids should be allowed in the Hall of Fame or not, one must first understand what a steroid does and how it originated. Steroids are mainly composed of derivatives of testosterone in order to increase performance skills and ability. They are used to masculinize the body and build up muscle tissue. They can also be referred to as androgenic and anabolic steroids. Anabolic-androgenic steroids are artificial derivatives of testosterone. As stated by James Wright and Victoria Cowart in their book, Anabolic…

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