Drug Testing In Sports

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Drug testing particularly in private schools is ineffective due to the fact that the action of testing athlete for consumption of performance enhancing drugs is a state action, therefore federal government needs to become involved in order to operate such actions.

Politics behind drug testing is a complex matter, in which it is very difficult to make the right decision and correct actions, which would lead to elimination of performance enhancing drugs from sports. Beside the point that a drug test costs a small amount of money, there are still politics involved behind every drug test, ranging from private school to professional sports clubs. The politicians such as the governments from around the world, which are a part of WADA, decide whether
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The country itself is considered to have one of the best sports leagues (NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB) and with this in mind, all the major professional sports in the United States coordinate and control their own drug testing and have their own policies regarding this matter. This ultimately creates bias and confusion in policies of doping in sport. Which is ultimately the reason why, there still is no common agreement in regards to doping in sport. Governments and major professional leagues are not willing to unite, or at least not yet, and try to support WADA by which they would improve its overall effectiveness in eliminating doping in…show more content…
Though many people would refer and notice this as failure, anti- doping has not accepted its defeat, but somewhat substantiates its existence and purpose by broadening its net.
The success of anti-doping policies is nearly impossible to measure. Despite this, the international community remains signing up to support and implement the code that WADA has established. The testing system could possibly be considered widespread, efficient and thorough but the figure of positive tests does not signify the broader usage of doping drugs in the world of sports.
Irrevocably, anti-doping policy will continue to follow the specified aims and objectives of WADA and the governing bodies of sport. The testing and authorizations will remain to be the main pillars of the policy, with research and education backing them up.
The question of why international sports associations regularly complain about WADA’s attempt to coordinate anti-doping regulations, and why many countries even have not joined this anti-doping movement will constantly arise. This difficulty should become even more severe as WADA must convince many more than just a few countries to join the international fight against
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