Performance Enhancing Drugs Argumentative Essay by Peter Pen

Performance Enhancing Drugs
Argues for stronger penalties for athletes who are caught using performance enhancing drugs.
# 64063 | 1,381 words | 6 sources | APA | 2005

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Today, the list of performance enhancing drugs is vast. It spans from steroids to nutritional supplements, from synthetic drugs to natural ingredients, from prescription drugs to over-the-counter medicines. These drugs are criticized and analyzed for their safety, legality and morality. This paper argues against the use of performance enhancing drugs in sports. It mentions athletes in the history of sports who, knowingly or unknowingly, used drugs. It also shows how athletes can be discouraged from using drugs through the introduction of stricter penalties.

From the Paper:

"Not many athletes are standing up proudly and shouting about their steroid abuse. Mark McGuire and Raphael Palmeiro have denied their steroid use, even after testing positive. For many Olympic events, we have heard the rumors of whole teams using steroids. East German sports boss, Manfred Ewald, was convicted of doping his athletes. At the 2000 Olympic Games in Sidney, China removed four of its swimmers for failing drug test. We have seen our beloved Olympic heroes follow the same path. Michelle Smith, gold medalist in the 400 freestyle, was banned for 4 years for steroid use."

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