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Doping in sport remains a serious and difficult issue, putting an athlete’s health at risk, threatening the integrity of clean athletes and the reputation of sport.
Substances and methods are banned for a reason. Doping, the use of artificial enhancements and methods to gain an advantage over others in competition, is cheating and is fundamentally contrary to the spirit of sport. Furthermore, doping damages competition for clean athletes who play by the rules.
Doping affects all levels of athlete. It could also affect future generations who may be influenced by what top athletes do. To protect the integrity of sport, the health of athletes, and young aspiring sports people worldwide, we need a concerted and comprehensive approach to the fight against doping.
It is integral to the nature of sport itself that spectators and participants of all sports are confident that the competition is clean.