July 21, 2010
The use of steroids in sports
Everyone watches sports. Even the Romans used sports to see who the best was. The only difference then it was more one on one. Sports today are more on what team is better rather than what player is better. The use of steroids has forever changed the face of professional sports, making it a world fueled by drug contacts instead of skill and talent. Steroids have been a very common form of drugs used in sports today despite the fact that athletes are regularly tested for doping and are immediately expelled from events if they test positive. Why would athletes use steroids when such tactics simply kill the whole spirit of competition? To compete means to show people who is more skillful and better trained for a certain sport, however with steroids this purpose of competition is destroyed because the winner has won not due to his own ability but because of certain performance enhancing drugs. Since the dawn of time it seems that people can’t think of sports without some sort of drug scandal creeping into the thought as well. It’s not just baseball that is tainted with scandal; it is every sport from football to gymnastics. When people think of sports what comes to their minds? The different sporting events, the many unique players that make up their sport or the drug scandals spread throughout. Maybe it’s a little bit of each. A good example is Barry Bonds. He used steroids near the end of his career and had numerous home runs. Now the record that he holds has an asterisk next to the number of home runs that was hit by Berry. Because of the steroid use, he was able to hit all of them. To level the playing field for those players that chose to not to use performance-enhancing drugs why don’t the owners or managers of the team drug test everyone before their game or events that they are in. It is bad enough that sports players have more perks...