Last updated on: 7/30/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
Reasoning:

“FIFA introduced regular doping controls in 1970 to ensure that the results of the matches in its international competitions are a fair reflection of the strength of the contenders…

FIFA and the FIFA Medical Committee acknowledge their responsibility in the fight against doping through stringent anti-doping provisions, ongoing data collection and support for the research promoted by the FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre (F-MARC). The FIFA Medical Committee has overall responsibility for implementing doping control at all FIFA competitions and out of competition as well as for approving applications for therapeutic use exemptions (TUE).”

“FIFA Anti-Doping Regulations,” www.fifa.com, Apr. 2009

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is an association governed by Swiss law founded in 1904 and based in Zurich. It has 208 member associations and its goal, enshrined in its Statutes, is the constant improvement of football [soccer]. FIFA employs some 310 people from over 35 nations and is composed of a Congress (legislative body), Executive Committee (executive body), General Secretariat (administrative body) and committees (assisting the Executive Committee).”

“Who We Are,” www.fifa.com (accessed July 16, 2009)

Mission:

“‘Develop the game, touch the world, build a better future.’ Played by millions around the world, football is the heart and soul of FIFA and as the guardian of this most cherished game, we have a great responsibility. This responsibility does not end with organising the FIFA World Cup and the various other world cup competitions; it extends to safeguarding the Laws of the Game, developing the game around the world and to bringing hope to those less privileged.”

“Mission,” www.fifa.com (accessed July 16, 2009)

Other:
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Quoted in:
  1. Is the 2009 WADA "Whereabouts" Rule (Requiring Professional Athletes to Report Three Months in Advance Where They Will Be for One Hour Every Day) an Unfair Invasion of Athletes' Privacy?