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What would you be willing to do to become a professional athlete?; PERSUASIVE SPEECH


karahenry 1 / 1  
Feb 18, 2013   #1
What would you be willing to do to become a professional athlete? This is a question that takes more than just one quick thought, because not only will becoming a successful professional athlete bring you millions of dollars, but you will achieve fame, fortune and worldwide recognition. Along with that you will be getting paid a lot to do something that you really love and enjoy.

It seems like professional athletes have it all. They are word known just like movie stars, have titles to their name and seem to age gracefully after their sports careers are over. So perhaps the question should be what wouldn't you be willing to do to become a professional athlete?

Would you be willing to cheat to be a professional athlete? Hopefully you are asking yourself the question "What do you consider cheating?" because then you are really considering my question.

Good Moring/Afternoon Mrs Mason and fellow classmates. Performance enhancing drugs in sports has become a controversial issue in today's professional sports world. The Use of Performance Enhancing Drugs by Athletes in all sports is wrong, the athletes that use these performance enhancing substances are in breach of the rules and are by definition..cheats! I'm sure we all know the phrase " He is a good sport " and we all have a pretty good idea of what that entails. A good sport is the kind of person you would like to meet, someone who has character, plays fair, abides by the rules and competes to the best of his or hers ability and doesn't lose the ( rag - need another word ) when he or she does not win. The bad sport behaves poorly during a game, or engaging in unfair play, even cheating.

While the drugs they are taking are pretty frightening in their own right it is the ( mentality - need another word.. attitude? ) of those that take them that is the real challenge to the spirit of sport. These people who take performance enhancing drugs have no problem in breaking the rules to achieve victory and their goals.

The drugs used by athletes to help enhance performance include Steroids, Amphetamines, Stimulants, Peptide Hormones, Human growth Hormone, and Insulin. Steroids and performance enhancing drugs are used by today's athletes to increase the testosterone production in the body. These drugs work by stimulating muscle growth and muscle development and help enhance your physical enhancement, bigger body mass, improves strength and endurance, improved performance. Steroids increase muscle mass and strength which helps athletes recover quicker from injuries.

It's a horrible thing that these athletes are cheating and setting bad sporting examples for our generation and future generation but it's also bad for these athletes because many of them do not understand the risks that are involved with these drugs. The drugs being used don't just give you extra drive you need to win, but there also can lead to many negative side effects. A few examples are; Males are subject to hair loss, acne and liver cancer which can be a life threatening disease. Females are exposed to growth of body and facial hair and they are also liable to contract deepening of the voice. Gaining that little bit of competitiveness and an unfair advantage can lead to greater increases in performance but may affect an athlete's overall health but that isn't stopping them.

When involved in sports, you have to be competitive. You need to win more than anybody else. However, athletes are taking winning to the extreme.

I could name plenty of athletes from all different kinds of sports who have taken performance enhancing drugs but two of the most well-known sporting stars now well known drug cheats go by the names of Marlon Jones and Lance Armstrong. Marion Jones a former track and field star, she won five gold medals at the 2000 Sydney Olympic games. However her achievements were under suspicion after news broke out during the Games that her shot putter husband had tested positive for steroids. Jones strongly denied using performance enhancers. But in October 2007, Jones admitted that she had used steroids prior to the Sydney Games, and she served a six month sentence for lying to the federal investigations and was stripped of all her Olympics medals.

So just how many drug cheats might there be at the games? The simple answer is no one really have a good idea. The estimates range from the ' Official ' answer of 2% right up to 35%. Anti-doping chief executive Anne Gripper states that one in 10 athletes are3 drug cheats. There were a number of athletes banned for doping violations in the 2012 Olympic games, 23 athletes in total. 5 cases in weightlifting, 14 cases in track and field, 1 in gymnastics, rowing and wrestling.

And then there is American former professional road cyclist Lance Armstrong had won the Tour de France a record seven consecutive times between 1999 and 2005, before being disqualified from each of those races and banned from cycling for life of doping offenses by the United States Anti-doping Agency in 2012. For much of his career, Armstrong faces many allegations of doping and using performance enhancing drugs and calming that he never had any positive test in the approximately 600 drug test throughout this cycling career.
dumi 1 / 6,927 1592  
Feb 19, 2013   #2
Would you be willing to cheat to be a professional athlete? Hopefully you are asking yourself the question "What do you consider cheating?" because then you are really considering my question.

this is awesome :)

Steroids and performance enhancing drugs are used by today's athletes to increase the testosterone production in the body.

Since this sounds close to the pattern you presented your previous sentence, I guess it would be better if you slightly change its presentation ( this way is not wrong and that's just an idea);

Steroids and other performance enhancing drugs increase the testosterone production in athlete's body.

These drugs They work by stimulating muscle growth and muscle development and help enhance your athlets' physical enhancement, bigger body mass, improves strength and endurance, improved and performance.

Well written essay... Enjoyed reading :)
OP karahenry 1 / 1  
Feb 19, 2013   #3
thank you so much! :)
do you think it is persuasive enough?


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