Doping In Sports

Should performance enhancing drugs be allowed in sports?

BRADY MEHRTENS

DOPING GIVES AN UNFAIR ADVANTAGE TO ATHLETES

In sports success should be determined by natural talent or ability: speed, tactics, and endurance. These could be improved by practice, training, and even diet. Your success should be earned in the weight room and on the practice field, not through a syringe.

IT HAS A LOT OF NEGATIVE SIDE EFFECTS

It can cause acne, impairs liver function, increase in estrogen, and breast formation in men. It causes hair loss, development of masculine facial features, and male-like baldness. With all of these terrible side effects, why would you even want to start doping in the first place?
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IT OBSCURES NATURAL TALENT

A gifted athlete could be beaten by a doper in a 100m dash by a doper who without using steroids could not beat him in the first place. Sport is about natural talent and competition and as far as I am concerned there isn't much competition to be while going against a doper.
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TURNS SPORT INTO AN AMUSEMENT RATHER THAT A SPECTACLE

The whole purpose of sport is to showcase natural talent through pure grit and intense training. If you want to be an amazing athlete you have to work for it in the weight room and on the training field.

ITS CHEATING AND A SHORTCUT TO BEING PROFICIENT IN YOUR SPORT

The doper has to put in less time and effort in order to be good at their sport. It destroys the aspect of competition in sport and makes it unfair to the athletes who actually put in the time and work to be good at the sport.
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THE IDEA OF SPORT IS TO BE COMPETETIVE AND IF YOU DOPE IT MAKES IT TOO EASY TO COMPETE

When two athletes, a doper and a non-doper both go head to head and they are both capable of beating each other if they are both not doping. The doper will come out on top. Essentially there is no competition between them because the doper has such an unfair advantage over the non-doper.

ALLOWS ATHLETES TO GO WHERE NOBODY CAN GO THROUGH TRAINING

Two athletes, a doper and a non-doper, who do the exact same training regiments and put in the same amount of effort. The doper will be able to put out more reps and ultimately come out on top of the other athlete. Its not right and completely unfair.
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ATHLETES WHO DOPE USUALLY DEFEAT MANY ATHLETES WHO HAVE IMMENSE ATHLETIC ABILTY

Barry Bonds (A doper) broke Hank Aaron's record for all time career home runs and eventually admitted to being a doper. Same goes with Lance Armstrong, who knows who would of beat Lance Armstrong if he was not doping or using steroids. You have to wonder if he would of even been capable of beating all those records if he didn't dope.

SOME OF THE BEST ATHLETES HAVE BEEN CAUGHT DOPING

Doping in the olympics is a big issue. Just this year the Russian team was banned from competing until the last second for alleged PED use. The olympics is a ground for the best athletes in the world and the fact that many olympians have doped under the radar kind of makes you wonder not only the amount of athletes who dope but how many there are that we don't know about.
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CONCLUSION: DOPING SHOULD REMAIN BANNED

It is unfair and defeats the purpose of sport. If you dope you should not be able to compete in your sport or be heavily penalized for doping. It should not be tolerated and dopers should continue to be looked down upon.