2018, Vol. 3, Issue 1
Light on doping in sports and physical education
Author(s): Daksh Sharma
There is growing tendency, in modern times of using ‘Dopes’ by the sports person to be super-human beings and to better one’s performance on the field. Having adopted every known diet and physiological and psychological preparation in order to excel in a given event, it is perhaps inevitable that some athletes should then be tempted to seek a wonder drug’ that will give them competitive edge over others. When particularly fine performance is achieved, there is also a strong temptation for the less successful competitors to hint that some form of ‘doping’ was responsible. A strict control of drug usage is thus vital to the atmosphere of an international contest, protecting the hard won victory from jealous criticism while at same time ensuring punishment of dishonest participants. Doping in sport remains a serious and difficult issue, putting an athlete’s health at risk, threatening the integrity of clean athletes and the reputation of sport. Substances and methods are banned for a reason. Doping, the use of artificial enhancements and methods to gain an advantage over others in competition, is cheating and is fundamentally contrary to the spirit of sport. Furthermore, doping damages competition for clean athletes who play by the rules. Doping affects all levels of athlete. It could also affect future generations who may be influenced by what top athletes do. To protect the integrity of sport, the health of athletes, and young aspiring sports people worldwide, we need a concerted and comprehensive approach to the fight against doping. It is integral to the nature of sport itself that spectators and participants of all sports are confident that the competition is clean.
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How to cite this article:
Daksh Sharma. Light on doping in sports and physical education. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2018;3(1):696-697.