DRUGS IN SPORT
Drug use has been a part of competitive sport for almost a century. At the
school coach. The use of drug was believed by athletes to enhance performance, in
one way or another.
officially moved against drugs when it tabled a resolution calling for the banning of
drugs on ethical, moral and medical grounds.
the pinnacle of sporting achievement. The International Olympic Committee (IOC)
funding for such testing.
This is a controversial issue. The IOC believes that each of the international
federations which governs particular sports should be responsible for its own
This seems reasonable enough, but it is argued that the Olympic Games are
Urine testing is the usual testing method, and it doesn?t reveal the full range
detect drugs that urine testing cannot.
common. These drugs – and the allied substances, testosterone and human growth
hormone – were basic muscle builders. They increased mass and strength, while
producing, as one side effect, a heightened aggression.
In other words, they made winners in sports.
right for a competitor to take a pain-killer or a vitamin supplement, why is it not
right to stop exhaustion with a caffeine hit? The answer would seem to be that drugs
such as pain-killers are not a valid remedy for a medical condition, where as steroids
are a remedy for only one condition. Losing!
players, for example are most likely to use anti-inflamatories and pain-killers, while
elite athletes knew of and use a sophisticated range of mood and body altering
Successful performance in sports depends upon having quick chemical
motivation. Too much marijuana can make you lose the ?get up and go? feeling you
need to train for sports so that you are no longer capable of doing your best.
Most athletes who use drugs do not die, but many fail at their sport.
either for poor performance or as punishment for illegal use od drugs.
Sports performance requires the most complicated physical movements. To
be successful in those movements, the athlete?s brain must be in excellent condition
Remember that drugs interfere with your natural chemical processes that
memory, and the quality of everything you do.
Drugs can ruin what it has taken you a lifetime to develop. All potential can
be lost when your body and mind are damaged by drugs.
Drugs alter behavior in many ways. They cause unpredictable outbursts and
You should avoid drugs while you are still growing . Most drugs are
designed for adults. While you are young, you also have more fluid in your body
weight than you will have as an adult. Drugs that dissolve in water will spread to
more places in your body than in an adult?s.
Steroids is a common type of drug used by almost every sports person. It
cause dangerous imbalances and only temporary advantages.
of this drug snuffs out sexual interest. It can cause hurt attacks, myocardial