Drugs in Sport

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Abstract

The issue of drugs in sport has grown in importance during the past 30 years since the International Olympic Committee (IOC) drafted its first list of prohihited
substances and methods in 1968, Drug testing was introduced that year at the
Mexico Olympic Games, The prohibition on the use of drugs in sport reflected the philosophy that drugs either gave athletes an unfair advantage, or were dangerous to health or both. In recent times, with the discussion on the prohibition of
marijuana, a third philosophy has been promoted - namely, that athletes have a
public responsibility as role models.
Original languageEnglish
Pages16-19
Number of pages4
Volume20
No.10
Specialist publication Law Society of South Australia. Bulletin
PublisherLaw Society of South Australia
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1998

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