Friday, December 2, 2011
Anti-Doping: Educate yourself
Doping is a serious issue in amateur and professional sports. It is very important to educate yourself on the processes and consequences. I feel it important to provide links to the necessary information.
WADA (World Anti Doping Agency) website
2011 Prohibited Substance List
Therapeutic Use Exemptions: Athletes, like all others, may have illnesses or conditions that require them to take particular medications.
Doping Quiz: Test your knowledge and understanding. This is actually kind of fun!
Education and Awareness page
FUNDAMENTAL RATIONALE FOR THE CODE AND FINA’S ANTI-DOPING RULES
FINA's Anti-Doping statistics
I think that these videos explain things better than I can, so I'll let them do that talking. I spent some time on the topic with the Elite group (the only group that this will likely affect at this point) but feel that its good to provide this information to everyone, so that you can go through it at your own pace, on your own time. It is everyone's responsibility to take this seriously.