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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2017, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part E

Doping in sports: An overview of ancient and modren history of doping


Author(s): Shaminder Singh

Abstract: Whenever societies had prized sports competitions athletes had found for ways to get advantages and success. Most efforts have waste into finding ways to train and eat better, but sometimes efforts may go even further. The story was same in Ancient period also when athletes used to eat performance enhancers from plants as well as from animals. But in modern era transformation of plants and animals replaced with pharmacological substances. The goal of the present paper is to apprise about the most burning issue of the present sports society that is “Doping”. Paper surveys the word ‘Dope’. It reveals the ancient history of doping and modern history as well from Roman periods to Ban Johnson doping scandal in 1988, Seoul Olympic, Korea. Paper covers many doping cases, deaths from doping and many banned on athletes by the anti-doping authorities in sports societies. Further paper concluded with the main cause behind the doping and use of performance enhancers by the athletes.

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How to cite this article:
Shaminder Singh. Doping in sports: An overview of ancient and modren history of doping. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health. 2017; 4(1): 289-292.
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