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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2016, Vol. 3, Issue 6, Part G

Impact of performance enhancing drugs in sports

Author(s): Aafid Gulam and Mudasir Ahmad Dar

Abstract: Since the beginning of sports competition, athletes have always looked for some kind of an edge over their competitors. They will do whatever it takes to be one of the elite and that includes injecting supplements into their bodies to make them bigger, stronger, and faster. Drug abuse occurs in all sports and at most levels of competition. Athletic life may lead to drug abuse for a number of reasons, including for performance enhancement, to deal with stressors, such as pressure to perform, injuries, physical pain etc. The World Anti-Doping Agency was constituted to address these issues as well as publishing a list of, banned substances in athletes. Despite continuing methodological developments to detect drug use and associated punishments for positive dope tests, there are still many athletes who choose to use performance and image enhancing drugs. This paper discusses concerns associated with the benefits and risks associated with the use of performance enhancement drugs. Since the potential side effects of doping drugs are not satisfactorily familiar to the most users, the education of athletes on the matter must be a top priority.

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How to cite this article:
Aafid Gulam, Mudasir Ahmad Dar. Impact of performance enhancing drugs in sports. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2016;3(6):401-404.
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