What athletes need to take into consideration though is that stimulants can lead to: dehydration, heat strokes, heart palpations, …show more content…
Had his name been erased from the records completely though, kids of America would see that and the lack of recognition for his accomplishment would keep some from even wanting to be anything like that.
A big reason performance-enhancing drugs are prohibited in sports is in the title of the name “performance enhancing.” They are a source of cheating and unfairness:
We should all agree that athletes who use outlawed performance-enhancing drugs are cheating. They are breaking the rules and giving themselves an unfair advantage… some have wanted to outlaw performance-enhancing drugs because the create inequalities among athletes. They’re expensive and not everyone can afford them (Beck).
Many people don’t think that performance enhancing drugs are unfaithful or cheating, but it should be evident that using them is deceitful. Whether you are playing a board game, or running a race, the only reason someone feels the need to cheat is to gain a competitive advantage over others. As studies have shown, the reason athletes use steroids is for a competitive advantage, thus it is