Anti-doping

The word doping is probably derived from the Dutch word dop, the name of an alcoholic beverage made of grape skins used by Zulu warriors in order to enhance their prowess in battle. The term became current around the turn of the 20th century, originally referring to illegal drugging of racehorses. The practice of enhancing performance through foreign substances or other artificial means, however, is as old as competitive sport itself.

Doping is the word used in sport when athletes use prohibited substances or methods to unfairly improve their sporting performance.

For detailed up to date information on Anti-doping please visit the wbsc.org Anti-doping section.