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WORLD ANTI-DOPING CODE By Michele Colucci www.colucci.eu - info@colucci.eu University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Spring Semester 2008 1 Something to think about... “The goal of those involved in professional sports, Whitman says, is to win – now and at virtually any cost. The financial and social benefits gained from on-field success and the rapidly diminishing time window for athletes to achieve that s
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  1 WORLD ANTI   -   DOPING CODE By Michele Colucci   www.colucci.eu   -   info@colucci.eu   University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign   Spring Semester 2008  2 Something to think about...  “The goal of those involved in   professional sports, Whitman says, is   to win    –   now and at virtually any cost.   The financial and social benefits   gained from on   -   field success and the   rapidly diminishing time window for   athletes to achieve that success   contribute to a modern sports culture   that emphasizes the ends over the   means    –   victory over integrity!” Josh Whitman, 2008  3 DOPING ã   Definition: the use and abuse of   performance enhancing substances in elite   sport.   ã   Derivation: from the Dutch word “dop”, a   beverage that Zulu warriors used prior to   battle.   ã   Term became current ~ start of 20   th century in reference to illegal drugging of   racehorses  4 DOPING   -   History ã   Egyptian slaves fed elixirs (likely from khat   leaves) thought to relieve stress   ã   Slaves of the Incas worked better after chewing   coca leaves   ã    A century ago, marathoners & cyclists used   strychnine, and cyclists used caffeine, cocaine,   and even alcohol for an advantage.
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