Athletes And Performance Enhancing Drugs Essay

795 Words Jul 22nd, 2015 4 Pages
“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 more than any other sport, and 10 hours per week more than a majority of sports in the survey.”(Pope) Most student-athletes work very hard and spent many of their time to get better in order to achieve their own…

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