Harm, risks and consequences

HARM OF DOPING TO THE SPIRIT OF SPORT

The FAI is recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Our sport adheres to the "Olympic charter and fundamental principles of the Olympism" : "Olympism is a philosophy of the exalting and combining in a balanced whole the qualities of the body, will and mind. Blending sport with culture and education. Olympism seeks ta create a way of life based on the joy found in effort, the educational value of good example and respect for universal fundemental ethical principles".

Doping denies these fundamental principles.

RISKS OF SUPPLEMENTS

Are supplements safe to take?

Extreme caution is recommended regarding supplement use. The use of dietary supplements by athlete is a serious concern because, in many countries, the manufacturing and labeling of supplements do not follow strict rules, which may lead to a supplement containing an undeclared substance that is prohibited under anti-doping regulations.

A significant number of positive tests have been caused by the misuse of supplements and attributing an Adverse Analytical Finding to poorly labeled dietary supplement is not adequate defense in a doping hearing.

The risks of taking supplements should be weighed against the potential benefit that may be obtained , and athletes must appreciate the negative consequences of an Anti-Doping Rule Violation as a result of taking a contaminated supplement .

SOCIAL CONSEQUENCES OF DOPING

The list of social consequences is unlimited and unpredictible.
Doping violates the "fundamental principles of Olympism": "The goal of Olympism is to place sport at the service of the harmonious development of humankind, with a view to promoting a peaceful society concerned with the preservation of the human dignity". 

HEALTH CONSEQUENCES OF DOPING

The use of doping substances, concepts or methods may have unintended consequences for side effects such as:

-    Causing Death
-    Involving or prolonging inpatient hospitalisation
-    Involving persistance or signifiant disability or incapacity
-    Putting your life in danger