oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Substance abuse and knowledge thereof among elite South African sportspeople

Volume 7, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1015-5163
  • E-ISSN: 2078-516X



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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