Should Steroids Be Allowed In Sports Essay

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The use of steroids and other such drugs to enhance performance in sports has occurred since some of the original Olympic games. The meaning of the word ‘doping’ came from the word “doop” which is a harsh opium juice that the ancient Greeks prefered to use. The ancient Olympic champs were professionals who competed for huge prizes such as cash and as well as the common green wreaths that people saw in history books at some point in their life. What we called cheating was perfectly acceptable and common for the ancient Greeks. They experimented with herbal medications trying to be the biggest and fastest around. They also ate a lot of meat which wasn't a normal diet of a Greek( “Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?”). Opposers believe that steroids and the use of performance enhancing drugs ruins the actual sport (teaches that hard work doesn't pay off). Steroids have some bad side effects, and it has a bad influence on children/teens. Supporters believe that it helps athletes reach true potential. Most athletes know how to beat the testing so why test it, and it doesn't have a negative interest …show more content…
How do you think steroids take part in that role? Of course they are going to want to do that too! Every step the athlete takes the child or teen wants to take a step as well. One opposer said that a lot of kids still dream about playing in the major leagues. They have posters of Nomar Garciaparra, Barry Bonds and Randy Johnson on their bedroom walls. MLB is setting a really bad example and sending the wrong message to kids by doing nothing about steroid use. Baseball is telling kids that they may have to take dangerous and illegal drugs if they want to reach their dreams of playing in the big leagues( “Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in