oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Substance abuse and knowledge thereof among elite South African sportspeople
|Article Title||Substance abuse and knowledge thereof among elite South African sportspeople|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 *Sport Science, University of Durban Westville. **South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport, Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Nov 2000|
|Pages||10 - 13|
|Keyword(s)||Alcohol, Amphetamines, Anabolic steroids, Classifications of banned substances, Cocaine, Creatine monohydrate, Demographic characteristics, ephedrine, Erythropoietin (EPO), Hashish, Human growth hormone, Marijuana and Psychedelics|
The South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport was established in 1977 through an act of Parliament, with one of its key focus areas being 'The promotion of sport participation free from prohibited substances or methods intended to artificially enhance performance by implementing an anti-doping programme, incorporating public education, athlete testing and scientific research'. Arising from this key focus area, the institute surveyed the use or abuse and knowledge of ergogenic aids used by the South African team at the 1998 Commonwealth Games.
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