Steroids Ethics

Submitted By tatiana792
Words: 399
Pages: 2

The spirit of competition has been a strong part of human nature for centuries. In the world of professional sports, where in addition to fame athletes get enormous amounts of money for their accomplishments, the desire to win led to a willingness to use all kinds of tools for performance enhancement; anabolic steroids are the most effective and the most arguable. Unfair advantage given to steroids users changes the essence of competition: wins the one who has the access to the most effective drugs, not the one who is strong by nature and dedication. Also, the use of steroids by some athletes triggers others to take the drugs too, to maintain equal advantages. Finally, the image of successful and wealthy athletes attracts the younger populations, making them want to use steroids to look like their idols. In result, teenagers, whose moral values are still developing, base their ethics on principles of achieving victory over the opponent by any means. Nowadays, successful athletes gain recognition not only in the world of sports, but also in many other areas of social life, and often on international scale. Some of them advertise luxury commodities such as cars, watches, and jewelry; some may be seen in the movies, and some even become powerful politicians. Athletes make millions of dollars, and it's no longer easy to distinguish sports from business these days. When at stake one's future career and a fortune, the chances are great that he or she will disregard moral values and “cheat” when training and on competitions. That leads to inequality of advantages on competitions, where the athletes range in terms of