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International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) Biography

Con to the question "Should Performance-Enhancing Drugs 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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