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International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) Biography

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

“The IAAF continues to lead the fight against doping in modern sport. We were the first international sports federation, in 1928, to ban performance-enhancing drugs. Today we are responsible for conducting 3,500 in- and out of-competition tests around the world each year.”

“Athletics: The Global Sport,” IAAF Brochure,, Feb. 2003


“Through our council, committees and biannual congress, we oversee the rules and regulations of athletics [track and field]. We also approve all world records: junior and senior, men’s and women’s, indoor and outdoor. And we organise the annual programme of international competitions for the world’s elite athletes.”

“Athletics: The Global Sport,” IAAF Brochure,, Feb. 2003


“IAAF Mission: To foster the worldwide development of athletics, establishing friendly and loyal co-operation between all members for the benefit of athletics, peace and understanding between nations.”

“Athletics: The Global Sport,” IAAF Brochure,, Feb. 2003

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