Drugs in sport

In some respects, public attitudes towards drug use appear curiously ambivalent for, though most people would strongly deprecate both the use of performance-enhancing drugs in sport and `drug abuse’ within the wider society, it is almost certainly the case that, in modern western societies, we have come to be more dependent on the use of prescribed drugs than at any previous time in history. The increasingly widespread acceptance of drugs in everyday life provides an essential part of the back-cloth for understanding the use of drugs in sport.

WADA, and governing sports bodies such as FIFA, condemn the use of certain drugs because, as WADA’s website states “Doping is fundamentally against the ethos of the spirit of Olympic Games”. The Olympic Charter speaks of the promotion of “friendship, solidarity and fair play”. But what does “friendship, solidarity and fair play” mean to a top modern professional player? Top clubs are put under massive pressure by their fans and the financial shareholders. The top clubs compete in their domestic season as well as continental football and their players will usually have international duty too. This can mean the players are playing up to 80 high-pressure games in a season.

These pressures mean that top clubs have to invest more resources in medical help to their players – personal physiotherapists, latest equipment, dieticians, nutritionists, psychologists – all these exist to give their players an edge over their opponents. To increase stamina, build muscle strength and aid quick recovery – the main aims of doping in the first place. But potentially there is a huge price players have to pay if they get into doping.

Sports Grants And Funding Sources The Football Foundation aims to provide sporting facilities and to promote education by: putting in place a new generation of modern football facilities in parks, local leagues and schools; providing capital and revenue support for the running of grass roots football; and strengthening the links between football and the community and to harness its potential as a force for good in society.

The Foundation represents a unique partnership of the FA Premier League, the Football Association, the Department of Culture, Media and Sport/Sport England who are each providing 20m a year. Current total funding available is 53 million per annum. In some respects, public attitudes towards drug use appear curiously ambivalent for, though most people would strongly deprecate both the use of performance-enhancing drugs in sport and `drug abuse’ within the wider society, it is almost certainly the case that, in modern western societies, we have come to be more dependent on the use of prescribed drugs than at any previous time in history. The increasingly widespread acceptance of drugs in everyday life provides an essential part of the back-cloth for understanding the use of drugs in sport.

WADA, and governing sports bodies such as FIFA, condemn the use of certain drugs because, as WADA’s website states “Doping is fundamentally against the ethos of the spirit of Olympic Games”. The Olympic Charter speaks of the promotion of “friendship, solidarity and fair play”. But what does “friendship, solidarity and fair play” mean to a top modern professional player? Top clubs are put under massive pressure by their fans and the financial shareholders. The top clubs compete in their domestic season as well as continental football and their players will usually have international duty too. This can mean the players are playing up to 80 high-pressure games in a season.

These pressures mean that top clubs have to invest more resources in medical help to their players – personal physiotherapists, latest equipment, dieticians, nutritionists, psychologists – all these exist to give their players an edge over their opponents. To increase stamina, build muscle strength and aid quick recovery – the main aims of doping in the first place. But potentially there is a huge price players have to pay if they get into doping.

Sports Grants And Funding Sources The Football Foundation aims to provide sporting facilities and to promote education by: putting in place a new generation of modern football facilities in parks, local leagues and schools; providing capital and revenue support for the running of grass roots football; and strengthening the links between football and the community and to harness its potential as a force for good in society. The Foundation represents a unique partnership of the FA Premier League, the Football Association, the Department of Culture, Media and Sport/Sport England who are each providing 20m a year. Current total funding available is 53 million per annum.

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