Doping in sports

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Doping is fundamentally contrary to the spirit of sport

The term of doping originates from the Zulu warriors that were taking a mixture of plants believed to be energizers that increasedtheir power in battle. The procedure of improving the performances of people or animals participating in sporting competitions became commonly known at the beginning of the 20th century.
The fightagainst doping in sports was started by the International Amateur Athletic Federation in 1928 due to several reports of sportsmen using substances meant to energize and to intensify their sportingabilities. Doping encountered little resistance at first as there were no tests to confirm that a sportsman had been under the influence of illegal substances. As the business became taken advantage of toa greater extent, it also determined an increase in the means of combating it and its number of opponents.
The International Sport Federations began to focus on more and more on the matter of drugtesting with several cases of casualties being reported because of Doping.
At the end of the twentieth Century, doping was still a blooming industry in the sports world and theInternational Olympic Committee decided to take action against the pandemic. Matters got worse in 1998 as the police tracked down a massive amount of illegal substances. The World Anti-Doping Agency was foundedin November 10, 1999 as a response to the underground mafia in sports.
The World Anti-Doping Code has been the hallmark of the Agency and it has been presented in 2003 as a series of laws in favor ofthe anti-doping community and of sports generally.
The statement "doping is fundamentally contrary to the spirit of sport" (link)from the Code enhances the damage that doping causes tothe sporting world.
In time, doping has had terrible consequences on sports generally, leaving numerous casualties and dishonest victories in its trail. Doping is practically an antonym to sports...