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					Title:
Association Of Steroids And Sports

Word Count:
317

Summary:
The association of steroids and sports is old, but it is one of the
highly knotted and intricate issues of the modern times. The drive to
compete-and to win is mainly responsible for tying the knot of steroids
and sports. The connection of steroids and sports is referred to as
doping in sports terms.


Keywords:
steroids and sports


Article Body:
The association of steroids and sports is old, but it is one of the
highly knotted and intricate issues of the modern times. The drive to
compete-and to win is mainly responsible for tying the knot of steroids
and sports. The connection of steroids and sports is referred to as
doping in sports terms. Doping is practice of using per formance-enhancing
drugs such as anabolic steroids to get an edge in competitive sports.

The history of steroids and sports is believed to have begun in 1930s. It
was the decade when “testosterone” was first synthesized. Testosterone
was introduced into the sporting arena in the 1940's and 1950's. Since
then, steroids are often used by weightlifters, bodybuilders, athletes,
and other sports persons to amplify their performance levels, power, and
stamina. Steroids and sports created kicked up a great row in the first
half of the twentieth century.

The first reaction against steroids and sports came from the
International Amateur Athletic Federation, now the International
Association of Athletics Federations, which became the first
international governing body of sport to ban doping or the use of
steroids in sports in 1928. Aiming to disassociate steroids and sports,
FIFA (soccer) and Union Cycliste Internationale (cycling) banned the use
of steroids in 1966, and the International Olympic Committee joined them
in 1967. The first tests for athletes were at the 1966 European
Championships and two years later the IOC implemented their first drug
tests at both the Summer and Winter Olympics.

Anabolic steroids became highly prevalent during the 1970s, which further
complicated the problem of steroids and sports. This knotty link of
steroids and sports led to the creation of the World Anti -Doping Agency
in 1999. The agency works to test and detect steroids used in sports, and
the detected steroids are added to the IOC's list of prohibited
substances. There is long list of sports persons who have been tested
positive for using steroids or prohibited substances.

				
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