Every sporting activity has is very own Hall of Fame for the most talented, skillful and active sportsmen, who have made certain contribution to the discipline in whole. Some people consider that the Hall of Fame is meant solely for the sportsmen, who used their own power and their natural skills to achieve success. However, there are also those, who disagree and claim that steroid users and sportsmen, who use PEDs, should also be allowed to take their rightful place in the Hall of Fame.
The modern society is used to demonizing steroids and PEDs. Largely, those substances are forbidden and if someone is caught using them, huge scandals erupt and literally destroy entire careers. Still, are steroids that bad and dangerous? Are steroid users simple cheaters, who do not know how to win without using various PEDs?
There are controversial opinions on the matter, but one thing is certain – people, who are ready to risk using steroids and PEDs in order to achieve better results, are the most determined in the entire discipline.
You can argue about how steroids can ruin one’s life and how they are considered as cheats, but you cannot argue that sportsmen, who use steroids, are 100% determined to succeed, no matter the cost. Such determination is admirable to say the least. Even though PEDs may put steroids users above other sportsmen in terms of possibilities, you cannot neglect the fact that these guys are prepared to do what it takes to prove the world that they are the best and they can go beyond human limitations without thinking about their health, their wellbeing and the consequences that steroids may induce.
Now, the above-mentioned facts do not imply that steroid users should be praised for dealing with performance enhancing drugs – it just suggests that every man, who is ready to do whatever it takes to achieve results, is worthy of being mentioned as a very determined person. Why not establish a separate Hall of Fame for those, who used steroids effectively and were able to prove how good they are indeed? Lance Armstrong is a very good example of such an approach and this guy surely has to be mentioned in sports books not only as a cheating sportsmen, but also as a cycling professional, who was determined to win, no matter the cost. Simple as that.