At what point do you sacrifice dignity for fame? Where is the line drawn as to what's "fair" when it comes to winning? Cheating has always been considered wrong, no matter what circumstance. Plagiarism, lying, stealing, and other indignant acts of conduct in any kind of competition is considered cheating; and for the most part, has been dealt with accordingly. However, throwing sand in the opponent's eye or stealing large parts of someone's speech to call your own can be detected a lot more easily than other forms of cheating. How can you tell if someone is cheating if there is no evidence? I am here to talk to you today about steroids in competitive sports. It seems that many have lost the dignity we so strive for in our daily races. Nowadays, it would appear that the importance of winning has exceeded the means of how it is accomplished. This, "I need to win no matter what" mentality has brought forth new means of cheating particularly steroid use. One of the many problems with steroid use is the fact that without random drug testing, it is virtually impossible to detect. Sure the user may look physically bigger and stronger, but what's not to say this increase in muscle came from good old fashioned exercise? Our society is so concerned with looking good and being strong that we've turned a blind eye to how these goals are achieved. Today we will look at the problems steroids cause, and why more should be done to eliminate the use of steroids, and punish those who use them in an effort to dominate in competitive sports. Steroids, as one would notice with today's sports scandals, is becoming an increasingly popular habit, and will surely continue to become ever more popular if it's not taken seriously by sports organizations and fans alike.
First, we will take a closer look at just what exactly steroids are. According to a series of articles published by ESPN in 2006, "Anabolic steroids are the synthetic derivatives of the... [continues]
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