Athletes and Performance-Enhancing Drugs Analytical Essay by Patricia

Athletes and Performance-Enhancing Drugs
Shows that many athletes take performance-enhancing drugs to have an unfair advantage and examines how this effects their younger fans.
# 61430 | 1,443 words | 6 sources | APA | 2004 | US

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This paper argues that by glamorizing professional and amateur sports-people and their achievements or abilities, the media directly affects children and encourages performance-enhancing drug use. The paper shows that authorities need to encourage sufficient funding to enable research and provide testing in all regulated sports in order to put fair play back into sports.

From the Paper:

"According to Tokish, Kocher and Hawkins (2004), there is a "potent marketing influence" on athletes to use performance-enhancing drugs. Whether or not they really work is not important - if there's a possibility that they'll work, that's a good enough reason for many athletes to take them. If by chance they are dangerous to take, and at this point in time the research just does not exist to refute the possibility, that is a chance they will take."

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