Pressure to Dope
There is also a pressure to dope as athletes believe that everyone is doing it and in order for them to be in the top 10 positions, doping inevitably comes into the picture.
Due to peer pressure, athletes would be afraid of being called a coward or goodie-two-shoes by their friends and will try to break the laws and rules enforced by the sports organizers in order to show to their friends that they are very brave and cool. This usually leads to the athletes doping in the sports events.
Another example would be the athletes’ family problems. Family problems may include fighting and shouting between parents, physical abuse and low family income. Violence in the family will result in the children having a bad influence or them unable to receive enough love and care from their parents and thus will do anything in order to attract their parents’ attention. These problems may fuel the athletes to dope in sports events to ensure that they secure a $2000 for their family to buy daily necessities and better improve family lives.
Debts, I can say, would be the most common cause of doping for almost more than 40% of all the athletes. It is like a never-ending bottomless pit of doom that adults usually fall in and never come back out, but sometimes often rarely, athletes manage to get themselves back on earth. Athletes usually get themselves into huge debts due to too much gambling. After that, they try to resolve this problem by borrowing money from loan sharks but little do they know that it actually adds on to their problems rather than solve it. Loan sharks start to threaten them and they have to resort to doping to claim huge sums of money in order to repay their gigantic debts.