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Topics for a Sports Research Paper

Drugs and Steroids

    Drug use and steroid use in sports is a lengthy topic to write about. There is a lot of information available from a variety of resources, such as the Mayo Clinic and Johns Hopkins websites. Use authoritative educational and medical references if you decide to research the effects of steroids and drugs in sports.

    You may decide to write about how athletes get caught up in the use of drugs or steroids and what the negative effects of using these substances. You could also research the difficulties in coming off of drugs and steroids, as well as long-term ramifications and health problems.

Sports Injuries

    Sporting injuries are very common in individuals who play sports for a living and those who play sports for fun. This is another topic that will provide a lot of information. Your research paper could cover related topics such as injury prevention, aftercare and the types of injuries that are specific to each type of sport.

    You could research famous athletes who have experienced particular injuries, finding credible references to support your paper. Most readers would like to know what happened to the person you're talking about and where they are in life now, so if this information is available, you might add a short note at the end of the paper.

Employment in Sports

    One of the main topics to write about is the type of employment options that are available for someone who plays well in a particular sport. Research how to start out in that particular sport and gather statistics about the necessary requirements. You can also research high school athletes and college sports scholarships.

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About the Author

Based in the Midwest, Beth Lytle has been writing professionally since 2008. Working as an editor and with recent work published on eHow, LiveStrong and the Bayer Aspirin website, Lytle is a self-made freelancer. Lytle writes health-related and home-improvement articles, first beginning her writing journey while attending writing workshops and classes during childhood. Lytle has owned transcription and commercial construction companies since 2006.

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