2019, Vol. 4, Issue 1
The issue of doping in sports
Author(s): Heena Kumari
A drug is a chemical substance that alter the physiological process of the body which is use for the diagnosis prevention and treatment of disease. The use of drugs to improve performance in sports is prevalent since ancient times. A drug is any substance (other than food that provides nutritional support) that, When inhaled, injected, smoked, consumed, absorbed via a path on the skin or or dissolved under the tongue causes a temporary physiological (and often psychological) change in the body. The use of performance enhancing drugs is probably the major problem facing sport today many drugs have been banned in sports, if they are deemed to provide an unfair advantage, pose a health risk or are seen to violate the spirit of sport. The use of banned drugs by athletes is referred to as doping. The international olympic committee (IOC) and more recently, The world anti- Doping Agency (WADA) have been leading the way in the battle against drugs in sports. Drugs testing programs have been established by amateur and professional sports authorities to promote a safe and fair competitive environment clinicians Who treat athletes should be familiar with the commonly abused substances and doping methods.
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How to cite this article:
Heena Kumari. The issue of doping in sports. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2019;4(1):279-282.