drugs and sport

Any one interested in sport and Sport’s nutrition will be aware of. The UK national anti-doping agency UK Sport has published its figures for the period 2004 to 2008 f the problem of drugs to enhance performance.
There are interesting sports e.g. snooker where doping is commoner than in many other sports.

Number of positive results for prohibited substances per 1,000 tests

Bodybuilding 57.5

Powerlifting 43.8

Basketball 31.2

Weightlifting 18.6

Snooker l7.7

Welsh rugby union 15.6

Rugby league 13.8

Boxing 7.9

Cycling 1.9

Athletics 1.1
FT weekend March 21/22 2009 page 14 written Tara Kelly

Martin Eastwood

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