Revista Brasileira de Medicina do Esporte
On-line version ISSN 1806-9940
AQUINO NETO, Francisco Radler de. The athlete's role in society and doping control in sports. Rev Bras Med Esporte [online]. 2001, vol.7, n.4, pp. 138-148. ISSN 1806-9940. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1517-86922001000400005.
Doping and its control are presented in a historical perspective. The reasons for doping by athletes and the responsibility society has towards this behavior are commented. Information regarding sophisticated doping means and the evolution of the analytical techniques to control them are briefly evaluated. Doping control according to the International Olympic Committee, as performed in Brazil, is acknowledged, as well as its complexity and costs. This scenario regarding doping control in Brazil is intended to serve as background knowledge to sports physicians and professionals dealing with this issue to preserve the physical and mental integrity of our athletes.
Keywords : Doping control; Olympic Games; Stimulants; Anabolic agents; Diuretics; Narcotics; Analgesics; Peptide hormones; Beta-blockers; Street drugs.