Sportsmen and Their Use of Prohibited Drugs in The World of Sports
The world of sports was stunned and taken aback by confirmations that several athletes may have been using substances to provide an unfair and biased lead in competitions for themselves. Because of this, performing drug tests have turned out to be a big and important part of professional and unprofessional or amateur sports alike. A player or an athlete can be summoned for drug testing in or out and before, during, and after a competition.
Substances that are assumed to improve and increase the performance of an athlete such as steroids and stimulants, drugs that are dangerous to their well-being and those that are in contradiction to the essence of sports, are banned. Coffee also offers a stimulating effect, it is allowed in moderate intakes as caffeine is not included in dangerous drugs code. Because of this, the International Olympic Committee started the World Anti-Doping Agency. WADA aims to support, encourage, and oversee the battle against the use of drugs in sports.
Drug Tests To All Athletes – No Exceptions
The Motorsport world was no exception to this. For instance, the Motor Sports Association (MSA) of United Kingdom strongly believes that participants or contenders have the right to a just and unbiased race or competition. Therefore, the MSA organized an anti-doping platform in association with the United Kingdom Anti-Doping (UKAD). UKAD work in partnership to safeguard the National Governing Bodies (NGB) like MSA from doping or using drugs and guaranteeing that they are adapted and amiable with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Code.
In support of the anti-doping code, The Confederation of Australian Motor Sports (CAMS) also has an Anti-Doping Policy which frameworks the various limitations and responsibilities of contestants or participants in motorsports concerning the usage of substances and procedures that are forbidden and banned in the WADA Code. Like the MSA, the aim of the CAMS policy is to safeguard the vital right of any participant in motorsport to take part in a doping-free sport hence upholds equality, fairness, wellbeing, and security in motorsport.