In 2004, with the Athens Olympic Games looming, there seems to be more controversy surrounding drugs in sport than ever before. Rows within sports, between sports and even between national sports associations seem commonplace. Careers rise and fall, some in spectacular fashion, as the mud is slung from all quarters. Meanwhile, inconsistency, ignorance and incompetence seem to dog the efforts of sport's regulators. In this 'Wanna Argument' we look at the development of the global effort to rid sport of illegal performance enhancement; in the process we find that drugs have been associated with sport for longer than we may have thought. We investigate some of the more 'celebrated' cases of doping and take a cautionary view of the impacts of some of the most commonly used substances.
|Translated title of the contribution||World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada): Wada Happening with Drugs in Sport?|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|