Lesson 1, Topic 1
In Progress

Science based

Sport is now scientific, this is signified by the introduction of testing and measurements, biomechanics, exercise physiology. etc. One of the key areas affecting today’s athletes is doping in the name of winning at all costs

Drugs in sport

Drugs are banned because they:

  • are a form of cheating
  • can cause: irreversible long term medical problems, kill the athletes who use them

How do we remove drugs from Athletics?

Prevention

Education of

  • coaches
  • athletes

Coercion

  • Testing
  • Punishment
  • Criminalization