Essay on Should Athletes Use Steroids?

1942 Words Mar 23rd, 2016 8 Pages
For many years people have debated weather not to have steroids in sports, or to keep them away from all competition. However some athletes use steroids anyway to “get ahead” of the competition. These action can cause athletes being kicked out of a game or even all future competition. Some people ask “Why use steroids?” Some athletes use drugs, where they can train their bodies hard and then have their bodies recover fast. Different types of athletes use steroids in different ways depending on what sport the athlete is partaking in. Depending on what the athlete is trying to achieve they will combine certain drugs to give them the result that they want(Knight 23). Another reason that some athletes may start to use steroids is "To excel in athletic competition is admirable. Most high school, college, amateur and professional athletes participate in sports for the opportunity to pit their abilities against those of their peers, and to experience the satisfaction that comes from playing to their potential."(State Health Department 1). People have fought back and forth about legalizing steroids into sports. In a poll in 2007 the majority that took the poll said that they don 't want steroids in the sports(Parks 76). Also in a survey taken in 2009, 62 percent that answered the survey said that over the counter products need to be checked by the Food and Drug Administration(Parks 77). In another survey taken in 2009, 79 percent of the people asked said that steroids should still…

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