Addiction In Sports Essay

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“Steroids do not guarantee you’re going to have success, I think a lot of people think that they will, but they don’t.”-Tony Gwynn. Over centuries of changes, sport wasn’t as popular as the world it is today; the passion and love for the sport among athletes and fans has grown a lot. Competition is one of the very important key in sport; and without it the excitement of the sport wouldn’t be there as it should be. The intensity of the level has increased in a short period of time, and because of the high intensity that the sport needs, each individual athlete has to push themselves to a higher level in order to participate in it. Lance Armstrong is an athlete who performed drugs for his competition tour in France. Performance enhancing drugs may lead athletes to success; however the cost of using them causes health problems and addiction in their life. The dream of many athletes is to go into professional leagues and be successful in its sport, and this is the goal for most of them to motivate throughout every day’s hard work and time that they’ve put in. A study showed that, “The 2006 survey of 21,000 student-athletes…Football players in major college programs estimated they spent 44.8 hours per week on athletic activities. That was nearly five hours per week …show more content…
Alex Rodriguez is one of the most famous baseball players in the Major League Baseball (MLB), who’s known for using steroids and drugs to make himself improves and surpass other athletes in the league. “Publicly, New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez has maintained he never took performance-enhancing drugs from a clinic in Miami. But privately, he confessed he did.” (Ford) The amount of drugs and pills that he had uses, lead him into a very deep addiction. Because of the repetition of drugs athlete uses, it becomes a routine in their daily life where they have to take

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