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Published: Monday, Dec. 19 2011 12:00 a.m. MST

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FDRfan
safety dictates, ID

reports of abuses among even high school athletes, including in Utah.

The blame can be squarely put on the adults and their obsession with winning sports programs as early as grade school. It is probably the dominant cause of our education woes. I loved sports as much as anyone else but we need to see things as they are.

Brother Chuck Schroeder
A Tropical Paradise USA, FL

In this Deseret News editorial, they address "The integrity of sports," then boast about President George W. Bush devoted part of his annual State of the Union address to performance-enhancing drugs and goes onto say that performance-enhancing drugs insult these notions and render sporting competitions meaningless. That's just the tip of the iceburg. Here's what really renders sporting competitions meaningless. Start to discuss ways that we can insulate our sports from an obvious threat from organised crime. Corruption in Sports Betting. The following time-line shows some of the major instances of how sports have been affected by corruption. 2007 NBA official Tim Donaghy investigated for corruption. 2002-2008 - Several cases of corruption in tennis. Most commonly by players betting on matches they are involved in. Or passing the information on to others to bet. Officials need to be paid salaries such as the professional sportsmen, on the sports they are officiating. Officiating should be seen as an attractive career path financially, they certainly earn their pay checks!.


Take the "M" out of Mafia/Mob for "MONEY" and kill that corruption in Sport's.

I told you I would tell you the truths.

Didnt say youll like it.

Midvaliean
MIDVALE, UT

It should not be against any law to put a substance in your body. Once our society is past that problem a lot will be resolved.

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

Sadly, the record setting period 1998 to 2005 will forever be known as the steroid era and all such records will be thrown out as well as those who set them (McGwire,Bonds, Sosa, Clements, etc...). Everyone of these guys "suddenly" bulked up and started hitting balls out of the park and throwing smoke even into their elder years. Fans were taken for a ride and the amount of money that was made and lost was staggering. All liars and all cheaters. What a disgrace. Hopefully baseball will never be tainted again.

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

I agree with midvaliean, in fact lets give them more performance enhancing drugs.
They are well paid, and they could care less about there health, as is evident by their choice to begin with.
Faster, Higher, Stronger, we have the technology let em use it! The fans pay for Super Athletes let em have em!

...and how is marijauna a performance enhancing drug when athletes use it,
but is considered an impairment worthy of DUI when driving?

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