by Ava Bachman
There have been a significant amount of questions lingering in the sports world, but one really sticks with me. Should Olympic athletes be tested for drugs?There have been many recorded drug incidents in the world. Taking illegal drugs in any way is not okay, especially in competitive sports that are streamed worldwide. It is counted as cheating/unfair play. ’’Performance enhancing drugs,(P.E.Ds)are substances, such as an anabolic steroids, that are taken for the purpose of building muscle or improving athletic performance”.
Some people think that testing the athletes before they do their activity will make them lose confidence, because they may get nervous. I totally disagree with that. No matter what, everyone should be tested. It is also known that the test can be wrong once in awhile. That is another reason why people would be against it, but my opinion is that it is definitely worth the error. As you can see that even though it may interfere a little bit with the athletes, it still seems extremely appropriate to test everyone.P.E.Ds have long history at the Olympic Games.
Wikipedia states that ,’’Its origins can be traced back to the Ancient Olympics where Olympians would eat lizard meat prepared a special way, in the hopes that it would give them an athletic edge’’. This proves that people would even eat a lizard to win the Olympics .
Do you think that high schoolers and college student should be tested?