Last updated on: 12/30/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Athletes Against Steroids Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
Reasoning:

“As hard as it may seem to believe, there are now even parents and coaches who -- either directly or indirectly -- are actually encouraging young athletes to use performance-enhancing drugs. The new athlete’s adage seems to be: ‘It only matters if you win and you must be willing to do whatever it takes to get there…’ Unfortunately, young, impressionable minds are only too willing to absorb this dangerous philosophy…

No life is worth destroying for a trophy, or a medal, or even for a lucrative contract. Yes -- winning in sports is a great feeling, but winning at the game of life is an even better feeling. That’s the arena where it takes a true champion.”

“A Special Plea To Parents And Coaches,” AthletesAgainstSteroids.com (accessed Dec. 30, 2008)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“Our plan is to fight the [steroids] problem through education, [a] monthly newsletter, scientific research, nutritional alternatives, drug free athlete role models, addiction assistance, [and a] speaker’s bureau.”

“Homepage,” AthletesAgainstSteroids.com (accessed Dec. 30, 2008)

Mission:

“The two main objectives of the organization are to discourage athletes from using dangerous bodybuilding drugs and to help those who have already developed a dependency on these pharmaceuticals to quit using them.”

“Homepage,” AthletesAgainstSteroids.com (accessed Dec. 30, 2008)

Other:
None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should Steroid Use Be Accepted in Sports?