Pro Con – Drugs in Sports

I’ve written before about some of my thoughts on sports, steroids and drugs. To me, it is one of the most bizarre issues of our time. We have the technology (chemistry) to safely make both atheletes and common individuals bigger faster and stronger, but we choose not to use them on some shaky ethical/moral grounds that say it’s wrong to be artificially enhanced, you must be born with all the physical talents you need in line. has a section on drugs in sports that is very educational

Should performance enhancing drugs (such as steroids) be accepted in sports?

This site presents in a simple, nonpartisan pro-con format, responses to the core question “Should performance enhancing drugs (such as steroids) be accepted in sports?”

The Myth of Steroid Abuse

Just saw this video today. It’s from a November 16, 2006 episode of HBO’s Real Sports.

Isn’t it amazing how a handful of wacky politicians, news people and doctors can create such a false stigma that is so widely believed.

The media position against steroids is so strong, my mother actually commented last week that she didn’t want to give her dog steriods due to the potential damage. The only reason I can think she would equate steroids with damage is the news stories about Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire. Although there can be side effects from long term use of steriods in pets, I’m guessing she was basing her comments on her exposure to news stories about illegal anabolic steroids.