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History[ edit ] The use of drugs in sports goes back centuries, about all the way back to the very invention of the concept of sports.
For instance, Scandinavian mythology says Berserkers could drink a mixture called "butotens", to greatly increase their physical power at the risk of insanity. One theory is that the mixture was prepared from the Amanita muscaria mushroom, though this has been disputed.
The ancient Olympics in Greece have been alleged to have had forms of doping. In ancient Romewhere chariot racing had become a huge part of their culture, athletes drank herbal infusions to strengthen them before chariot races. The Illustrated London News chided: It may be an advantage to know that a man can travel miles in hours, and manage to live through a week with an infinitesimal amount of rest, though we fail to perceive that anyone could possibly be placed in a position where his ability in this respect would be of any use to him [and] what is to be gained by a constant repetition of the fact.
And the more spectators paid at the gate, the higher the prizes could be and the greater was the incentive of riders to stay awake—or be kept awake—to ride the greatest distance.
Their exhaustion was countered by soigneurs the French word for "carers"helpers akin to seconds in boxing. It appears from the reports of this singular performance that some of the bicycle riders have actually become temporarily insane during the contest Days and weeks of recuperation will be needed to put the racers in condition, and it is likely that some of them will never recover from the strain.
This resulted in the creation of methandrostenolonewhich appeared on the market in During the Olympics that year, the Danish cyclist Knud Enemark Jensen collapsed and died while competing in the kilometer mile race.
An autopsy later revealed the presence of amphetamines and a drug called nicotinyl tartrate in his system. The American specialist in doping, Max M.
In his research, as in previous research by Mirkin, approximately half the athletes responded that they would take the drug,  but modern research by James Connor and co-workers has yielded much lower numbers, with athletes having levels of acceptance of the dilemma that were similar to the general population of Australia.
Research and limited tests have been conducted only to find short-term, reversible effects on athletes that are both physical and mental. These side effects would be alleviated if athletes were allowed the use of controlled substances under proper medical supervision. These side-effects include Intramuscular abscesses and other microbial bacteria that can cause infections, from counterfeited products the user decides to purchase on the black market, high blood pressure and cholesterol, as well as infertility, and dermatological conditions like severe acne.
Mental effects include increased aggression and depression, and in rare cases suicide has been seen as well. Long-term effects have not been able to be pinpointed just yet due to the recency of testing these substances but would start show up as early steroid users reach the age of 50 and older.
These "de facto experiments investigating the physiology of stress as well as the substances that might alleviate exhaustion" were not unknown outside cycling. He crossed the line behind a fellow American Fred Lorzwho had been transported for 11 miles of the course by his trainer, leading to his disqualification.
I therefore decided to inject him with a milligram of sulphate of strychnine and to make him drink a large glass brimming with brandy. He set off again as best he could [but] he needed another injection four miles from the end to give him a semblance of speed and to get him to the finish.
It has to be appreciated that at the time the menace of doping for the health of athletes or of the purity of competition had yet to enter the morals because, after this marathon, the official race report said:An argumentative speech is a persuasive speech in which the speaker attempts to persuade his audience to alter their viewpoints on a controversial issue.
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In competitive sports, doping is the use of banned athletic performance-enhancing drugs by athletic competitors.
The term doping is widely used by organizations that regulate sporting competitions. The use of drugs to enhance performance is considered unethical, and therefore prohibited, by most international sports organizations, including the International Olympic Committee.
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