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Risk-Reward: The Challenges of Performance Enhancing Drugs in ...

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PEDs include a variety of substances and schemes that enhance our ability to perform and do work. There are consequences to using PEDs. Learn safe training tips.

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Doping at the Olympic Games - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The use of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) has had a long history at the Olympic Games. Its origins can be traced even back to the Ancient Olympics where Olympians would eat lizard meat prepared a special way, in the hopes that it would give them an athletic edge.[1] The first documented use of drugs to improve an athlete's performance was the winner of the 1904 marathon, Thomas Hicks who was injected with strychnine. The use of performance-enhancing medication has also been attributed to one death during Olympic competition.[2] As rumors of rampant drug use by athletes began to spread, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided to act. By 1967, the IOC had banned the use of performance enhancing drugs in Olympic competition. The IOC introduced the first drug use controls at the 1968 Winter Olympics.

These controls eventually evolved into a systematic-testing regimen that all Olympic athletes must adhere to. Testing of athletes for performance-enhancing drugs includes both urine and blood tests. As of 1999, the authoritative body on the use of performance-enhancing drugs is the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). This organization oversees the testing of athletes for several sports federations and the Olympic Games. As the creators of these drugs continue to improve their sophistication, potency and transparency, WADA and its constituency also innovate new ways to detect these drugs. Athletes continue to use various medical modifications to their body as a means of improving their athletic performances.

The use of performance enhancing tactics or more formally known as PEDs, and more broadly, the use of any external device to nefariously influence the outcome of a sporting event has been a part of the Olympics since its inception in Ancient Greece. One speculation as to why men were required to compete naked was to prevent the use of extra accoutrements and to keep women from competing in events specifically designed for men.[3] Athletes were also known to drink "magic" potions and eat exotic meats in the hopes of given them an athletic edge on their competition.[1] If they were caught cheating, their likenesses were often engraved into stone and placed in a pathway that led to the Olympic stadium.[3] In the modern Olympic era, chemically enhancing one's performance has evolved into a sophisticated science, but in the early years of the Modern Olympic movement the use of performance enhancing drugs was almost as crude as its ancient predecessors.

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List of athletes for each games, medals stripped and drug used
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The Sporting Body Themes and Issues » Youtube links, information links and References

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Drugs: The world wakes up to growing threat to sport and society

Drugs: The world wakes up to growing threat to sport and society | Scholarship PE 2013 | Scoop.it
The problem is being recognised but are Wada and governments acting fast enough as sophisticated criminal networks become deeply embedded in sport and society?

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Drugs in sport: what constitutes 'unfair advantage'?

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At the heart of growing concern about performance enhancing drugs in Australian sport is the very basic matter of sport as an even contest.As Roy and H.G.
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Drugs in sport creates several shades of grey | The Roar

Drugs in sport creates several shades of grey | The Roar | Scholarship PE 2013 | Scoop.it
Rugby Union: It's impossible to have a coherent debate about drugs in sport. The two tribes have set-up camp and run their respective flags up the pole for all to see.

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Chris Rattue: Drug witch hunt loses sight of principles of natural justice - Sport - NZ Herald News

Chris Rattue: Drug witch hunt loses sight of principles of natural justice - Sport - NZ Herald News | Scholarship PE 2013 | Scoop.it
League is getting a good kicking, as are the Cronulla Sharks, but justice is suffering most in the NRL drugs scandal which is predicted to widen.
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Drugs in Sport: New voices break their silence - SBS

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Drugs in Sport: New voices break their silence
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Earlier this year, the Australian Crime Commission (ACC) released its findings on the relationship between professional sporting bodies, prohibited drugs and organised crime.

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