Athletes and Drug Use

Athletes and Drug Use

by Lauri S. Friedman

Hardcover(Library Binding)



Over thirty-five years ago, Greenhaven Press began publishing the Opposing Viewpoints series to help students gain an awareness of current issues and develop critical thinking skills. The Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints series continues that tradition, presenting a wealth of information on contemporary issues in a colorful, easy-to-read format. In addition to pro/con articles, each Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints volume includes appealing features designed to help students understand the complexities of current issues: Full-color photographs, charts, graphs, and cartoons supplement the text, Sidebars present easy-to-understand statistics, Engaging fact boxes provide at-a-glance information, Questions that focus on vocabulary aid reading comprehension, Glossary, annotated bibliography, Web sites, and organizations to contact supplement student research.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737741667
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 11/07/2008
Series: Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints Series
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword 5 Introduction 7 Chapter 1 Should Drug Use Among Athletes Be Illegal?
1 Performance-Enhancing Drugs Should Be Illegal Marissa Saltzman 11
2 Performance-Enhancing Drugs Should Be Legal Adrianne Blue 18
3 Performance-Enhancing Drugs Violate the Spirit of the Game George J. Mitchell 24
4 Performance-Enhancing Drugs Make for More Entertaining Games Eugene Robinson 32
5 Athletes Cheat When They Use Steroids Peter Grier Christa Case 37
6 Steroid Use Is Not Cheating Jacob Sullum 42 Chapter 2 What Consequences Should Exist for Athletes Who Use Drugs?
1 Harsher Penalties Are Needed for Athletes Who Use Drugs Mark Sappenfield 48
2 Athletes Who Use Drugs Should Not Be Penalized Bengt Kayser Alexandre Mauron Andy Miah 53
3 Athletes Who Use Drugs Should Have Their Records Deleted Robert Weiner 58
4 Imposing Penalties on Athletes Who Use Drugs Is Hypocritical Colman McCarthy 64 Chapter 3 How Can Drug Use Among Student Athletes Be Curbed?
1 Student Athletes Should Be Drug Tested Mike Celizic 70
2 Student Athletes Should Not Be Drug Tested Jennifer Kern Fatema Gunja Alexandra Cox Marsha Rosenbaum Judith Appel Anjuli Verma 77
3 Drug Testing Could Increase Drug Use in Student Athletes John R. Knight Sharon Levy 83
4 A Comprehensive Education Program Can Reduce Drug Use in Student Athletes Linn Goldberg 89 Facts About Athletes and Drug Use 97 Organizations to Contact 100 For Further Reading 104 Index 108 Picture Credits 115 About the Editors 116

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