Doping and Performance Enhancement: A New Definition

A new definition of doping, in accordance with the World Anti-Doping Code of 2003, considers basically three facts: (1) the use of substances or methods able to artificially increment the performance of athletes, (2) that these substances will be harmful to the health of athletes, and (3) that it is against the spirit of the games.

Doping is contrary to the principles of the Olympics and sports medicine ethics. Doping is forbidden, as are recommending, proposing, authorizing, or facilitating the use of any substance or method included in this definition.

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