Not for the Love of the Game. Arturo Salinas November 28,2012 English 1302 Felicia C. Dziadek. Performance-Enhancers. A substance used to enhance the physical and physiologi cal abilities of an individual Purposes Stimulates testosterone levels Enhances muscle recovery
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Not for the Love of
Felicia C. Dziadek
The Era of Drugs in Sports
1904 in Ancient Greece, U.S.’s Thomas Hicks is given strychnine and brandy prior to race
1960 Rome Olympics, Danish cyclists dies from amphetamine overdose
World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) puts restrictions on substances allowed for use of athletes
International Olympic Committee create a medical commission to compile list of drugs illegal for use with exception for therapeutic use
Football Monsters Emerge
NFL begins to test players in 1987 once a year.
Retired players like Jim Haslett admit majority of players on the team engaged in using foreign substances to heighten senses and level of play on the field
The Competitive Edge
With the growing of performance-enhancers in sports, players feel the need to keep up with the level of competition
Using shady back alley transactions
Drugs push into colleges and high schools
Moral vs. Fame
“Spirit of Sport”-The ability to perform at a certain degree of naturalness
Kids follow their role models, after all if they did why can’t we?
Humans push natural talents at a cost
Risks and Side-effects
Shrinking of testicles
Development of breast
Enlargement of prostate gland
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