Steroids and Our World

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Anabolic steroids are synthetic steroid hormones made to resemble testosterone. These drugs are not the only performance enhancing drugs (PED’s) out there. Some are not even steroids, such as: creatine, tamoxifen, propranolol, cox-2, albuterol, ephedrine, and erythpoietin. These performance enhancing drugs may be boosting the skill level in an athlete’s career, but it is doing no good to the health of the athlete himself. Multiple sports are having reports of athletes using PED’s including baseball, being one of the top sports for steroid usage, cycling, and mixed martial arts. The use of steroids and other performance enhancing drugs has forever changed the face of professional sports, and its athletes, making it a world fueled by drug contacts instead of skill and talent. (10 performance enhancing drugs that are not steroids by William Harris) Many times athletes are accused of using performance enhancing drugs by each other when they felt that the performance of their opponent far accedes their own. Some athletes are taking a proactive approach and speaking early in their careers about testing for performance boosters. George St.Pierre is one such athlete. George St.Pierre has gone for allegations made by opponent Nick Diaz. No proof has ever been provided even though St.Pierre is tested regularly. Steroids and PED’s seem to be wide spread through our athletic arenas. Ben Johnson, a former Olympic competitor, was planning to participate in a debate for legalizing
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