Contact sports should not be banned
Should Contact Sports Be Banned. Sheila Sim Mrs. Virginia Link-Pease English 02 October Steroid Use in Sports Should Be Banned Day by day professional athletes are being praised for their ability and accomplishments in their respective sports. The professional athletes that are succeeding the most are generally using performance enhancing drugs, other known as anabolic steroids (Mayo Clinic). A row has erupted over whether contact rugby should be banned in schools after a group of more than 70 doctors wrote a letter calling for the government to remove the sport from school. The letter, addressed to ministers, chief medical officers and commissioners, said students should play touch rugby as tackling and scrums pose a risk of injury. Football and other contact sports (such as boxing) are not in the same league as other sports. One of the main goals of football is for the athlete to physically dominate and overpower his opponent. It is an integral part of the game.