History of Performance-Enhancing Drugs and Technologies in Sports

Sports “ain’t never been clean,” says Charles Yesalis, former Pennsylvania State University professor and long-time performance-enhancing drug researcher. [1] And by “never,” Yesalis means never. Research suggests that the first Olympians were openly doping. “The ancient Olympic champions were professionals who competed for huge cash prizes as well as olive wreaths, lived on the public […]

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Sports Drug Policies

Below, find the drug policies of some major sporting organizations. While most international organizations and leagues follow the WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) policies, major league American sports each have their own policies. WADA World Anti-Doping Agency covers the Olympics, USADA, International Tennis Federation, USA Cycling, US Armed Forces, & other signatories LPGA Ladies Professional Golf […]

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Take Action

1. Consider Roomy Khan’s argument that the penalties for performance-enhancing drug use should be higher or the drugs should be allowed. 2. Analyze a survey of drugs the Olympics bans at Encyclopaedia Britannica. 3. Explore the risks of performance-enhancing drugs at the Mayo Clinic. 4. Consider how you felt about the issue before reading this […]

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