Use Of Performance Enhancing Drugs In Association Football
Unlike individual sports such as bicycling, weight-lifting, and track and field, the use of performance enhancing drugs in football (soccer) is not widely associated with the sport because of lack of testing. Like most high-profile team sports, football suffers more from recreational drug use. The case of Diego Maradona and cocaine in 1991 being the best known example.
Incidence of the use of performance enhancing drugs (commonly disparaged as "doping" by sports organizations) in football seems to be low, but much closer collaboration and further investigation seems needed with regard to banned substances, detection methods, and data collection worldwide.
Read more about Use Of Performance Enhancing Drugs In Association Football: See Also
Famous quotes containing the words performance, drugs, association and/or football:
“There are people who think that wrestling is an ignoble sport. Wrestling is not sport, it is a spectacle, and it is no more ignoble to attend a wrestled performance of suffering than a performance of the sorrows of Arnolphe or Andromaque.”
—Roland Barthes (19151980)
“If we became students of Malcolm X, we would not have young black men out there killing each other like theyre killing each other now. Young black men would not be impregnating young black women at the rate going on now. Wed not have the drugs we have now, or the alcoholism.”
—Spike Lee (b. 1956)
“The aim of every political association is the preservation of the natural and imprescriptible rights of man. These rights are liberty, property, security and resistance to oppression.”
—French National Assembly. Declaration of the Rights of Man (drafted and discussed August 1789, published September 1791)
“In football they measure forty-yard sprints. Nobody runs forty yards in basketball. Maybe you run the ninety-four feet of the court; then you stop, not on a dime, but on Miss Libertys torch. In football you run over somebodys face.”
—Donald Hall (b. 1928)