Athletes And Performance Enhancing Drugs Essay

706 Words Jul 23rd, 2015 3 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 change, sport was not as popular in the world as it is today; the passion and love for sports among athletes and fans has grown swiftly. Competition is one of the important keys in sport, and without it the excitement of the sport would not be there as it should be. The intensity of the physical level has increased in a short period of time, and because of the high intensity that each 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 uses 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 their sport, and this is what motivates them throughout every day’s hard work and the time that they have 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 most of their time to get better in order to achieve their own goals so…

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