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Doping in Sports

This guide provides sources to learn more about the use of illegal substances in competitive sports to improve performance and their side effects.


American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Advances and integrates scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine.

International Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS)

Promotes the study and development of sports medicine throughout the world, to protect the physical and mental health and ensure the wellbeing of all who are engaged in sports and exercise and to assist athletes in achieving optimal performance by maximizing their genetic potential, health, nutrition and high-quality care and training.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Advances science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction.

United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA)

The national anti-doping organization in the United States for Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American, and Parapan American sport. 

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

Our mission is to lead a collaborative worldwide movement for doping-free sport.