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Anti-Doping Convention, Council of Europe

Doping is defined as the use of substances that produce physiological effects with the aim of increasing performance during a competition. The physiological effects are altered by use of an abnormal quantity through an abnormal route. It is the role of the antidoping agencies to ensure that the competitions are fair through the screening of athletes, monitoring their possible drug use, as well as reporting doping cases. The Anti-Doping Convention of the Council of Europe was created in 1989. As of 2014, the multilateral legal standard for anti-doping has been accepted by 48 states such as the councils of Europe and nonmember states such as Australia, Belarus, Canada, and Tunisia. Other non-European states have also been accepted for association to the conventions.

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