And doping in sport is like driving on the roads.
Email As many of you know, I was a sportscaster for 20 years before coming to The Early Show and I'm still a really big fan. Last night, I watched the Home Run Derbya tradition before Major League Baseball's All-Star Gamein which baseball's power hitters tee off, much to the thrill and delight of the stadium crowd.
However, he withdrew from the Home Run Derby, saying that at age 43, he's quite simply too old for the rigors of what essentially amounts to taking batting practice as a thrill for the fans.
Bonds' refusal to participate was a blow to those who have stood by him in the face of ongoing scrutiny about his use of illegal steroids. While he has been booed and vilified on the road, the Giants' faithful have been loyal -- only to be snubbed by his lack of participation in last night's event.
Sadly, when Bonds breaks Henry Aaron's all-time home run recordall will be forgiven and excused by some fans -- even his alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs. Steroids are rampant in sports, and we have heard much about them lately, from the murder-suicide case of WWE wrestler Chris Benoit to Floyd Landis ' battle to hang onto his Tour de France title.
Steroids are not only a form of cheating, but they can also be dangerous -- even deadly -- as evidenced by the early deaths of some athletes who have used them. And yet from organized sports on both a professional and amateur level and fans alike, there has been no collective outcry to get rid of the drugs.
Because there is huge money at stake, as well as gold medals and a winning-at-all-costs mentality when it comes to the home team. Perhaps as parents and fans, we need to stop before cheering for a player accused of using steroids or buying their jersey, and think about what that says not only about our own values, but also the message we are giving our kids.
With steroid use on the rise among high school athletes, clearly the message that drugs have no place in sports is not getting across. The temptation to win, earn that scholarship, or make big bucks is quite simply too much. Believe me, I find it difficult to tell my own children that some of their favorite athletes are winning by cheating, but it's a discussion that needs to be had.
Our kids have to understand that winning and titles and trophies do not come from a syringe, but from hard work and heart.American professional sports leagues should be looking at ways to model the WADA code in its own anti-doping policies (like the United States Anti-Doping Agency is doing), not seeking ways to excuse steroid use or compromise anti-doping efforts.
Steroids have no place in sports.
Yankees' deal for ace James Paxton makes them even richer — and sends message to Red Sox. Steroids in Sports. My Beliefs on Steroids in Pro Sports Professional athletes get an unfair advantage by using steroids.
Athletes should be banned from using steroids as a muscle enhancer. There are many effects on a person's well being by using steroids.
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Steroid usage is harmful to professional sports because it is not part of the deal that the public agreed to watch. With the aid of steroids, average athletes who would not be talented enough to become professional ones might otherwise be able to embark on a career as a pro.
The recent death of bodybuilder Rich Piana—who collapsed in his home on August 10 and was placed in a medically induced coma shortly after—is raising questions about whether it’s possible to.