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    all over the world to turn to supplements to help them achieve this goal. The problem is, some of these supplements have little research to back them up or are entirely illegal. Thus making the journey for perfection, a very dangerous and treacherous one. This problem is now being seen all over the world especially in endurance sports; and the quick fix seems to be with blood doping. According to the World Anti-doping Agency, who handles all doping occurrences, identifies blood doping as the use

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    Steroids Essay

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    Anabolic Steroids or simply put, “Steroids”, is a medicine which has become increasingly popular in the last few decades, specifically in the world of professional sports and body building. In a literal term, the word anabolic means building of the body muscle and by using anabolic steroids, the potential user becomes stronger, sharper, larger and tougher than he would normally be. The consequences of these steroids could be much bigger to a human body and the usage of such illegal products could

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    Will we be able to barricade ‘Doping’ from intoxicating the world of sports? The World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) states that the term doping comes from the Africans word ‘dop,’ a concoction made from grape leaves that Zulu warriors drank before going into battle (as sited in Maxwell, & Melham, 2005, p.1). Today, many athletes worldwide have been found guilty of breaching the Anti Doping Act. Over the years, there has been an increase in the number of drug offenders in sports, as the need to win becomes

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    Exercise Science Essay on Doping A very long time ago the Zulu warriors from Dutch uses a superior potion that is made from the fermented grape skins to enhance their battle ability. This method is called the Dop which known as doping today. Doping enhances the athletes performance illegally, it also contradicts with fair play. Unfortunately doping can sometimes be very harmful and may endanger the athlete?s personal health status. Today doping has come to a point where it is improved by many

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    also known as doping substances, can be traced back to the first Olympic games in Greece (Wada, 2010). This illegal practice, which was then perceived as part of the sport, is now regarded as a serious offence. Just recently in 2012, the court of arbitration (CAS) banned Jan Ulrich, a German cyclist, for a period of two years for using PEDs (CAS, 2012). Even more recently another cyclist icon Lance Armstrong, received a lifetime ban this time by the United States Anti-Doping Agency, in its persistent

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    “Unified Anti-Doping Agency”

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    “Unified Anti-Doping Agency” Nowadays is more common to see super athletes failing a drug test, because of the intake of prohibited substances; such as Lance Armstrong, Alex Rodriguez, Sammy Sosa and many others. The requirements for any sport have raised a lot, making this the main reason for drug consumption. Even though there’s a firm known as WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency), many sports are not directly affiliated or have their own Anti-Doping agency. As a result of this, sport’s fans, athletes

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    Council of Europe in anti-doping policy. Anti-Doping policy has altered from concerning a small group of governing bodies and countries to a large global affair in the last 40 years. This has encouraged development of series of international agreements, development of series of international agreements, the establishment of new global forums (World Anti-Doping Agency) and the commitment of many millions of dollars of public and government body funding. Up to the late 80s, anti-doping policies among major

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    Should Drugs be Legal for Atheletes to Take

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    The question that is debatable in today’s times is should performance enhancing drugs be legal for athletes to take. In today’s competitive world of all types of spots, athletes try to get a competitive edge over their competition by using performance enhancing drugs, even when they know it can be detrimental to their health and their lives in so many ways. In the society we live in today, many athletes are taking performance enhancing drugs. So many things point to why performance enhancing drugs

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    Stem Cell Doping

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    The term “doping” is often used to describe an athlete that is using performance enhancing drugs to have an edge over the competition. Primarily banned due to the countless side-effects that outweigh their purpose, performance enhancing drugs are foreign chemicals that change the way the body operates naturally. Stem Cell medicine however, has become a controversial topic in the world of sports medicine because it is the first method that does not introduce foreign material to the body, and it also

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    Anti Doping Moral Panic

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    Has the development of anti-doping policy been a ‘moral panic’ response to scandals? This essay will examine whether the creation of the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) was formed due to the moral panic caused by the media. To further examine this, the following points will be investigated: what is the definition of moral panic and what is its role in sport. Additionally, has the creation of WADA achieved addressed the issues it was set-up to tackle. The starting point for this essay is firstly

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