Steroids In Sports Research Paper

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Professional sports are America’s way of exhibiting true athleticism and skill and athletes prove their ability through agility test, strength test, and endurance test. Every athelete wants to be faster, stronger, more powerful than the next. When athletes feel as though they cannot reach their full potential,regardless of their intense workout program and nutrition program, they tend to search for supplements or steroids for assistance. Professional athletes of all sports have been using steroids dating all the way back to the first Olympic Games. Even though deemed as unethical and illegal in all sports, millions of dollars and world records can ride on being the "world best" and winning any competition. With the increase in steriods in sports, many atheltes are gaining an unfair advantage over their competition and have no longer become "naturally gifted". The use of these steroids often lead to a disqualification in a sports event because these steroids are chemicals that act like horomones. A specific type of steroid was tested positive in 1988 Seoul Olympic Games and that steroid was called anabolic steroids; anabolic steroids are used by abusers to build muscle mass or prolong intense training effects.
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The 1988 Seoul Olympics was the most conterversiol Olympic event that brough together Carl Lewis and Ben Johnson. Carl Lewis and Ben Johnson were fierce competitiors and in the documentary 30 on 30: *9.79, their dislike for eachohter is apparent.
Lewis was known as a talented track and field athlete who quickly became an American hero at the Los Angeles Olympics. Johnson was his rival, considered an underdog due to his recovery from a pulled hamstring and was even seen as "least talented" in his track

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