Performance Enhancing Drugs

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Performance enhancing drugs is a very important and topical issue affecting the world's athletes of today. I choose this topic because I have a strong interest in sport myself and I feel it is unfair on the honest athletes and I know if I was playing a sport and my opposition was taking drugs, I would be annoyed. Many athletes turn to performance enhancing drugs to enhance their performance in their desired sport or activity. I decided to investigate what are performance enhancing drugs, why athletes chose to use them and why performance enhancing drugs are banned in sport.

Performance enhancing drugs play a major role in the sports industry today. They are drugs or chemicals that improve the athletes functioning, mainly speed and strength. The main performance enhancing drug is the anabolic steroid. Anabolic steroids are synthetic derivatives of the hormone testosterone. Testosterone is the male hormone that is produced in the male's testes. Although the drugs may help the athlete in their desired sport they can also have harmful side effects on the athletes. The drugs are mainly used to increase muscle bulk and to reduce weight prior to competition. From my research I have found out that there is mainly one type of drug, the anabolic steroid that the dishonest athletes use but throughout the world there are many types of performance enhancing drugs. Anabolic steroids are performance enhancing drugs that athletes take prior to their competitions, they take the drugs during their training and workouts to maximize their strength and speed they need. I found out that if the athletes were to take steroids right before an event, it would not enhance their performance one bit.

In sports today many athletes rely on performance enhancing drugs. The main reason they use them is because they want to achieve the best results they can in their competitions. Another reason why they use them is because of their obsession with winning which causes them to cheat. The...
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