Learn About Doping and Related Issues
A Guide for University Students
The Choice is Always Yours
Say NO! to doping

The Textbook

Complete Textbook
Version 2015
1.17 MB
The Textbook is also available in other languages.

The University Anti-Doping Textbook, a collaboration between FISU, WADA and the 2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade Organising Committee, is designed to be a comprehensive overview of doping in sport and issues related to this. Its primary target audience is first year university students who will one day be involved in sport in many different capacities and disciplines. This could range from working with elite athletes to being involved at a grass roots level or as diverse as sports law to sports medicine.

The Textbook provides a general introduction to the anti-doping environment. It provides factual information about doping, anti-doping processes as well as examining how doping can be prevented. It also aims to engage students in the ethical arguments surrounding doping and the fight against it.

The Textbook and learning aids provided are designed to facilitate university lecturers to integrate anti-doping as part of their curriculum. It can also be used as a reference point on anti-doping and as a guide for further study. Reading lists and references are provided throughout the Textbook.

Chapter Outline

What is Doping?

A definition of doping is given along with a history of doping and subsequent development of the anti-doping movement.

The Fight against Doping in Sport

This chapter outlines the key stakeholders involved in the fight against doping and how this fight is coordinated and delivered.

Science & Medicine

An outline of the Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) process allowing athletes to use prohibited substances to treat legitimate medical conditions is outlined as well as the developing area of gene doping. Performance enhancement without doping is also examined.

Consequences of Doping

In addition to the physical and health consequences which are detailed in this section, the consequences to the principles of sport and subsequent impact as well as the sanctions for doping are outlined.

Vulnerability and Signs & Symptoms

Identifying who is most likely to dope and when they are most likely to do it is an important part of preventing doping. Using education programmes to address this is also discussed in this section.