Steroids - A Clear and Present Danger Research Paper by Jay Writtings LLC

Steroids - A Clear and Present Danger
An examination of the use of steroids by athletes and the negative effects of that use for the athlete and for the reputation of the sport.
# 119023 | 2,081 words | 12 sources | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Mar 25, 2010 in Sport (Players) , Sport (Medicine and Drugs)

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This paper examines steroid use by athletes. It discusses the history of steroids and their negative effects, both physical and otherwise. The paper discusses the long term and short term effects and provides examples of athletes who were caught using steroids. The paper also discusses how negative public perception due to steroid use has tarnished the reputation of many sports.

From the Paper:

"Perhaps most encouraging is a recent public education campaign that aims to show young people and those who care about them exactly what steroid use does to the body and why it is so dangerous and unhealthy. Among the most effective is a commercial featuring a group of balls, include a baseball and a basketball, slowly deflating. Other ways the message will be put across is via posters, and also through advertisements in newspapers and on the radio. The campaign is meant to reach not only young athletes but those who work most closely with them, such as teachers and coaches."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Fainaru-Wada, Mark and Williams, Lance. Game of Shadows : Barry Bonds, BALCO, and the Steroids Scandal that Rocked Professional Sports. New York: Gotham, 2006
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  • Janofsky, Michael. OLYMPICS; Coaches Concede That Steroids Fueled East Germany's Success in Swimming. 3 Dec. 1991. 3 June 2006. < >
  • Bassett, Ki. "Drug Test: Great Moments (in Cheater History)." Outside Magazine. 2003 Nov.: 11.

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