Should athletes who use PED be allowed in the hall of fame?

Performance enhancing drugs are meant to do exactly that of its name, enhance performance. “It does give athletes a certain “extra push”,” a responder from debate.org implies. The definition of enhance is to intensify, increase, or further improve the quality, value, or extent of something. So it would take what the muscles are now and improve and increase their ability. That being said, that’s all it does. Intensify the muscles, but if you don’t have any muscles to intensify what does it do. What I mean by that is it isn’t a super drug that promises that you’ll be a super athlete after taking it you still have to have a great work ethic to keep it from having negative effects.

 

Just like that of the P.E.D you guys are only focusing on that of the muscle aspect. So to me you are saying if they didn’t have crazy strength then these guys who are hall of fame athletes would just be a regular and shouldn’t be recognized. What about the other stuff like IQ, hand eye coordination, the ability to locate a speeding fast ball in order to hit it, or even the ability to throw a curve ball, all things that go along with it. Muscles without talent behind it that’s just like taking the drugs but not putting the effort to making the drugs useful. That would make them a regular athlete, but stronger, in that case they can body build but even that takes a lot of effort.

 

Sources:

http://www.debate.org/opinions/do-athletes-gain-an-unfair-advantage-by-using-performance-enhancing-drugs?_escaped_fragment_=&_escaped_fragment_=&_escaped_fragment_=#!

 

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1475739

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Should Cheer be considered a sport?

“Exercise, ice and a lot of Advil. And do everything you can to keep it stable,” just a little something that athletes tend to have to do in order to play. Working to get their sore and injured bodies going in order to compete to the best of their ability. Which some would agree is a part of being an athlete of a sport, but Eileen Bangaoil, the person who said that, is not on a “sports” team. She went into surgery for an ACL injury that limited her ability for the time being. They go through the same things in order to perform as an athlete on a sports team does, so why what she does isn’t considered a sport.

The definition of a sport is an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment. Which cheer-leading in fact fits all of those requirements. Agreeing with the point of some cheer not exactly having much physicality needed to be involved with but that is pure entertainment. “The truth is, there really isn’t a solid definition of “official” sport,” is correct don’t you think? Anything that involves physical skill and the training and practice of that physicality in order to enhance those abilities for the opportunity to win in a competition should then be considered a sport. Whereas would be placing cheer-leading under the category of sport and not taking or changing something defined as a sport or competition out of its category.

http://www.espn.com/espn/page2/story?page=drehs/040316

https://varsity.com/event/1252/cheer-as-a-sport.aspx