Sports are something that everyone in the world, regardless of age, sex, or nationality, can enjoy. Whether it's a child playing in his first t-ball game or a professional athlete swimming in the Olympics and everyone in between, sports can connect almost everyone. Fan support and overall devotion for athletic competition has raised professional athletes to superstars and national icons; Super Bowl Sunday is a national holiday to some, and sports are one of the largest moneymakers in the economy.
Because sports are very important to many people, and have been since the days of the Romans, there is much pride and honor in sports; however, there is something that has tainted the image of sports and athletes alike: …show more content…
The same goes for all other sports. Since Major League Baseball has adopted a steroid policy, they have suspended many players on charges of using these drugs, tarnishing the name of the player and the team. The Olympics have banned many competitors because of doping, and their records and medals have been wiped from history. These drugs are allowing athletes to compete at a level they wouldn't normally compete at, and this is unfair to the sanctity of sport because it was never a part of it before. All these new records that have been set and amazing physical performances by athletes can all be destroyed by performance-enhancing drugs, because it is in fact cheating: it would not have been done without these drugs.
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