Steriods Spark Notes

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Steriods

steroids in the olympics
A scenario, from a 1995 poll of 198 sprinters, swimmers, powerlifters, and other assorted
athletes, most of them U.S. Olympians or aspiring Olympians: You are offered a banned
performance-enhancing substance, with two guarantees: 1) You will not be caught. 2) You
will win. Would you take the substance?


One hundred and ninety-five athletes said yes; three-said no.



ScenarioII: You are offered a banned performance-enhancing substance that comes with two
guarantees: 1) You will not be caught. 2) You will win every competition you enter for the
next five years, and then you will die from the side affects of the substance. Would you
take it?


More than half of the athletes said yes.



Throughout the world athletes depend on steroids more than ever. Taking a banned
performance-enhancing drug (such as steroids) has become seriously risky. But athletes
will do almost anything to gain a competitive edge. Alluding or passing tests has almost
become an art. Athletes hire trainers to precisely space their dosages so that the athlete
can pass the test. But the real problem has been in Olympians. "There may be some
sportsman who can win gold medals without taking drugs, but there are very few," says
Dutch physician Michel Karsten. (Over the Edge, Sports Illustrated, April 14, 1997).
Steroids is a big problem and laws or better tests need to be administered to save
America's young athletes.


The word steroid calls to mind a 350 pound lineman who not so long ago weighed 275 and two
thirds of it was fat and now he is all muscle. True, football players depend on drugs a
lot in their everyday life, but the real problem is in the Olympics. It's no secret that
almost every Olympic athlete uses steroids in training sometime or another. Dozens of
coaches and athletes that were interviewed by Sports Illustrated say that the Atlanta
Olympics were a carnival of experiments in the use of performance-enhancing drugs.
"Athletes are a walking laboratory, and the Olympics have become a proving ground for
scientists, chemists, and unethical doctors," says Dr. Robert Voy, director of drug
testing for the U.S. Olympic committee (USOC) at the 1984 and '88 games. "The testers know
that the drug gurus are smarter than they are. They know how to get in under the radar."
The IOC (International Olympic Committee) Hoped to fool athletes by bringing in a new
piece of equipment for testing. The original machine done with a gas chromatograph mass
spectrometer, was replaced by a much newer and advanced tester, the high-resolution mass
spectrometer that would supposedly be able to catch all athletes who had used steroids in
the last two of three months. Unfortunately the $2.5 million drug-testing effort was in
fact completely ineffective. Even if the IOC's equipment was the cutting edge of
technology, eliminating drugs from Olympic sports would be no small challenge. "All
athletes someday have to choose: Do I want to compete at a world-class level and take
drugs, or do I want to compete at a club level and be clean," says Kees Kooman, the editor
of the Dutch edition of Runner's World Magazine. (Over the Edge, Sports Illustrated, April
14, 1997).


Over the years athletes of the Eastern-Bloc countries have been known as heavy users of
performance-enhancing drugs. "I've had American athletes tell me they were doing
performance-enhancing drugs," says Dr. Robert Voy. "Most of these athletes didn't really
want to do drugs. But they would come to me and say, 'Unless you stop the drug abuse in
sports, I have to do drugs. I'm not going to spend the next two years training&emdash;away
from my family, missing my college education&emdash;to be an Olympian and then to be
cheated out of a medal by some guy from Europe or Asia who is on drugs.'" Many trainers
assume that most of the top-level athletes are on something. In 1993 the head of the IOC's
medical commission, Prince Alexandre de Merode of Belgium, told a British newspaper that
as many as 10% of athletes were regular users of performance-enhancing drugs. At the time,
the statement made headlines. Now the 10% estimate seems to be naive. In an interview with
SI Merode he said, "I am not unhappy about the situation. More and more high level
athletes have to be treated like normal workers. We have to be able to face the courts.
People don't realize that our power is very weak. We have power only at Olympic games. The
federations and national governing bodies have . . . more power. Everybody is doing it.
Nobody is taking note that an actor, a singer, a politician or a truck driver is taking
drugs. They don't have tests. We have tests. We have made a lot of progress."(Get a load
of this, The Denver Post, July 28, 1997).


The days of an athlete simply turning in a bottle of someone else's urine are over. The
officials are now required to watch the athlete urinate. Even that's not foolproof: Cases
have been reported of an athlete urinating before an event, inserting a catheter up his or
her urethra and using a turkey baster to squeeze someone else's urine out. "I know
athletes who take their urine to a woman's health center in West Hollywood," says steroid
expert Jim Brockman. Usually to pass a drug test one will get a very precise plan to
follow if the purpose is don't want to be caught. When following this program the chances
of being caught are slim to none. A trainer will give directions to take steroids everyday
for three weeks, stop for one week,


then begin again, and then stop nine days before your competition. Or, take forty
milligrams of steroids three times a week for eight weeks, then take nothing for eight
weeks, then resume your schedule for six weeks until three weeks before you competition.
It's not so easy, but with the right dosages the odds of not getting caught are good.
(Over the Edge, Sports Illustrated, April 14, 1997).


The continual rising in drug use in the Olympics and other sports has spawned a very small
vocal movement that promotes the legalization of steroids or other banned substances. "The
widespread use of anabolic steroids by athletes is upsetting to many people, but it is not
clear why," says Dr. Norman Fost, a visiting professor of bioethics at Princeton, "The
objection that steroids provide an 'unnatural' assist to performance is not yet proven.
Many of the means and ends which athletes use and seek are unnatural. From Nautilus
machines to . . . Gatorade, their lives are filled with drugs and devices whose aim is to
maximize performance." (Steroids may be deadly for mice, The Assorted Press News Source,
1997).









steriods
It_s amazing what athletes will do to achieve higher levels of performance and to get an
edge on the rivaled competition. Often people do not realize the long-term effects that
result from the decisions they make early in life. This resembles the obvious phenomenon
with steroids. Steroids became a spreading exposure to athletes in the Olympics and other
major sporting events during the 1950_s. This use of steroids among athletes became
apparent when Canadian sprint runner Ben Johnson tested positive for steroid use after
winning the gold medal for the 100-meter dash during the 1988 Olympics. Today, a thin
fifteen-year-old can just walk down to the local gym and find sellers to obtain the drug
that will make him the idol of all his classmates. Being such an attractive drug, as shown
in the analogy above, and seeming harmless to the unaware user, steroids can have a
potentially jeopardous effect. Consistently, users, new and experienced, have no knowledge
as to the dangerous consequences that steroids can have on their minds and bodies.
Although steroids have low death tolls in our society, banning it is purely justified
because of the extremely perilous side effects it inflicts on the unsuspecting user.
Though steroids are known as a somewhat dangerous substance, they are legal to possess and
consume. There has not yet been a true clinical study that proves such possible side
effects are linked to the use of steroids. Sure, there has been several cases in which
someone has died and an autopsy has shown that the person was using steroids, but this
does not mean they are a lethal drug as some medical professionals have stated. Some
advocates believe that because steroids are legal, and since it_s the decision of the user
to take the drug, steroids are not causing a problem in society. Millions, causing
deteriorating effects on their bodies, consume alcohol and cigarettes every day, but there
has never been a protest to put a ban on these items because of their harmful nature. So
how are steroids any different? Some people may state that the wide spread use of steroids
among professional athletes is forcing young upcoming athletes to use steroids, even
though it_s against their morals. This is because they know they can not compete
adequately against their opponents who are using steroids to achieve higher levels of
performance. One might say this is how competition works though. Race car drivers and
gymnasts are out there every day, pushing themselves harder and harder, going just a
little faster, or doing a new, more difficult trick. Many believe they are forced by their
own desire to win, and the hazardous risks they take, be it taking a corner a little
faster or pulling an extra flip in a routine, are no different than the risks a football
player, wrestler, or weight lifter takes when they choose to use steroids to increase
their skills. Many believe these reasons make steroid abuse morally justified, and say
their use in sports and other activities are just an added element in boosting
performance. It is true that there has not yet been any defined medical research to prove
steroid abuse is linked to severe medical implications. But many chronic users dealing
with massive medical difficulties believe they were a result of steroid abuse. Alcohol and
cigarettes are major contributors to the deaths of thousands each year. Frequently we see
a family member, or friend, suffering from diseases and health conditions caused by
smoking and drinking. These conditions can often lead to an early, horrible death for the
individual. Many find these experiences an obstantial reason to not drink and smoke. In a
similar situation, young athletes see their former athletic idols suffering from medical
problems caused by steroids. These professionals will even admit to their former steroid
abuse in hopes to persuade the thousands of young athletes participating in steroid abuse
each day to make the right choice in not using steroids. I find it hard to believe how
young athletes can simply ignore the warnings of the...


The use of performance enhancing drugs in sports
By: Steven Egg
Steven Egg
English Composition 100
Dr. Fergal O_Doherty
November
A Causal Analysis: The Use of Performance-Enhancing Drugs in Sports
Is the use of performance-enhancing drugs in sports dangerous? To what degree do these
drugs really enhance strength, size, training ability, and muscular performance? Not only
are the answers to these questions still unclear, they are the subjects of deep
controversy.

In order to understand why we are confronted with the problem of performance-enhancing
drug use in athletics today, we must look at the history of the development of anabolic
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