use in Sport
have been a part of international sport culture for thousands of years.
Until recent years, the testing of substances has been difficult and loopholes
in avoiding testing positive for drugs have been developed. Below is a
list of the online resources which highlight some of the organizations
which study drug use and develop testing systems for athletesin addition
to websites discussing drugs and drug usage.
NCAA Online (http://www.ncaa.org)
The NCAA has a number of links to information regarding drug testing in
American collegiate athletics, including which substances are banned, policies
for testing, and the consequences for positive results.
is Drugs in Sport? (http://www.sportrec.qld.gov.au/infopaper/durgsinf.html)
Informative site listing types of drugs, examples of drug testing techniques,
and brief history of drugs in sport. Run by Australian Academy of Science.
Anti-Doping Ageny Homepage (http://wada-ama.org/asiakas/003/wada_english.nsf/)
Homepage of WADA. Mission of organization is to promote and coordinate,
at the international level, the fight against blood doping in all its forms.
2000: Are the EPO Games Up? (http://www.abc.net.au/rn/talks/bbing/stories/s114968.htm)
Led by Chris Bullock, this discussion on an ABC radio
talk show talked about the testing of EPO (erythropoetin) in the Sydney
Games. Guests included athletes, sports historians, doctors, and Olympic
The Facts (http://www.ausport.gov.au/drug.html) From the Australian
Sport Commision briefly describing what happens during a drug test and
the consequences of postive testing in Olympic competition.
Challenge: Transcript Another link which describes a conversation between
commentator and former UK coach Frank Dick about eliminating athletes from
competition in Sydney since they tested positive for drugs.
will win the drugs race? Describes three of the most common drugs--anabolic
steroids, human growth hormone, and EPO--and their health risks. Also has
a comprehensive list of other substances and how these drugs are tested.
Blood Doping Articles (http://www.endureplus.com/doping.cfm) This page
was provided by EndurePlus.com to increase awareness about the growing
concerns for drugs in sport, especially blood doping. Has links headlines
about athletes using and testing positive for drugs, updates on current
drugs and health effects, and other drug-related articles.