A debate about the increasing use of drugs by sportsmen and sportswomen to increase performance

Adults in the age demographic are twice as likely to have used steroids when compared to the general population. I have a very young daughter and I hope that one day she will love sports as much as I do.

Gender Equality — the stats! Bird is an exceptional basketball player, but she continuously makes less than other male players who are just as good. Complaints have been made from women in regards to being paid unfairly due to gender: Reduced sensation of pain and less anxiety through long-distance running would have been a benefit for running hunters.

He has made this his business.

The Gender Equality Debate; A Boost for Women in Sport

Only half of the governing bodies in sport currently meet the government target to have women making up one quarter of the people sitting around the boardroom table. There are 2million more men than women taking part in sport at least once per week. Avery says that eating cannabis edibles before and during a run, instead of slowing him down, as one might think, actually enhances the experience.

A majority of the studies performed on steroid abuse indicate males are twice as likely to abuse steroids as females. Following a large number of doping offences being committed in the mid-nineties, and the existence of several conflicting organisations, the World Conference on Doping was held in Switzerland in In addition, for your discrimination point, it would be discrimination against men to have equal pay in this case.

If the fastest woman in the world can run the m dash in Some athletes work hard, provide for their families and participate in charity work for the community. If the woman receives a better grade, she would receive the better average. The one supposedly used by those scamming skiers in Salt Lake City is called darbepoetin, which is also used to treat kidney disease.

Athletes work hard and stay fit, but that may not be enough to influence children for good. Marijuana edibles company Incredibles and bong manufacturer Roll-uh-Bowl have sponsored Collins, and the cannabis cultivation company Cresco Labs recently sponsored the Chicago marathon.

I agree with equal pay for equal work, but female athletes do subpar work as compared to men and therefore do not deserve equal pay! Maybe men can out-run quite a few more women than women can out-run the men, but being paid should be centraled around the amount of work in my opinion.

That creates a sense of invincibility that translates into the professional realm and leads to the attitudes of steroid use that are being seen today. Among those who admit using steroids, 80 percent said they believed the drugs could help them achieve their athletic dreams Women work just as hard as men.

Their muscle anatomy should have nothing to do with their pay role. Would it not seem wrong to say to LeBron James that he would be receiving the same pay as Candace Parker even though he brought in more than triple the viewership and has several times the fan base size as Parker?

Since women really cannot compete against men and play at a much lower level of competition, they get a lower amount of prize money. WADA was set-up under the initiative of the IOC and with the support of other international organisations and governments.

In anabolic steroid use was banned following the development of a test, after which there was a surge of disqualifications through steroid use.

Injecting blood doping chemicals can cause kidney damage, jaundice the skin, eyes and body fluids turn yellow and blood clots. Therefore, they should be paid more than the women? And who could forget Arnold Schwarzenegger ripping a joint in the documentary Pumping Iron.

The same source states, "A difference in sport performance can also have to do with the anatomy of a muscle. Report this Argument Pro Although I acknowledge you understand your points, I disagree with your standpoint.

To continue his physical challenges and to inspire young people, he climbed the 3 Peaks in 72 hours for Sport Relief with BBC presenter, Kate Silverton.

20 Incredible Statistics of Steroid Use in Professional Sports

So, while I am flattered that you consider the entire male population professional athletes, in reality only the cream of the crop can earn money by participating in sports, and therefore only those men and women apply to this debate because they are the only ones that earn money by competing.The use of drugs in sports with the aim of improving performance is a major problem for sports governing bodies.

This however is not a new phenomenon. Drugs have been used to enhance performance since ancient times. Greek and roman civilisations used mushrooms and herbs to improve their performance. Performance enhancing drugs consist of a variety of substances, including medications, procedures, and even devices that are intended to improve athletic sports performance.

Some of these substances are naturally occurring, easily available and completely legal while others are manufactured, illegal, or banned by many sporting organizations. Drugs and Cheating in Sport: Ethical Issues. But it appears that drug use increased in the s.

The precise reason for the increase is uncertain, but we do know that anabolic-androgenic steroids were made available for sale during this period and the East German government began giving drugs to its athletes in an attempt to excel on an.

The drugs increase the individual’s performance by increasing his/her strength, power, speed or/and ability to endure. Coakley and Donnelly () have added that Performance enhancing drugs also includes drugs taken to alter body weight or body composition in order to make one more fit for sport.

FAmous athletes. 1. Lance Armstrong (CNN) -- Lance Armstrong admitted to using performance enhancing drugs in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that aired Thursday night. Did he use EPO? Testosterone?

Cortisone? which athletes take to increase strength. The most common types are cortisone, prednisone and methylprednisolone. Steroids are commonly used to treat various conditions such as asthma, arthritis, and inflammation.

In many cases, they are known to be lifesavers. Divided into two categories – Corticosteroids and Anabolic-Androgenic steroids, the latter in particular is known for having a bad rap over the years due to their abuse by sportsmen and bodybuilders.

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