n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Current perspectives of doping in football and the 2010 list of prohibited substances : main article

Volume 28, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



While some argue that the use of performance-enhancing substances is little different from the use of new advantageous materials in the construction of sports apparel, swim suits and other sporting equipment, which similarly aid performance and can give competitors advantage over others, the reasons for the ban are in the interest of both fair play and, most importantly, the physical and mental health of the athlete, as this may be severely compromised by the use of banned substances. The practice of doping is therefore considered unethical by most international sports federations, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), and sanctions are applied to athletes who transgress the rules as set out by WADA and adopted by the sports federations that are signatories to the World Anti-Doping Code.

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