Title

Establishing a World Anti-Doping Code: WADA's impact on the development of an international strategy for anti-doping in sport.

Date of Award

2006

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.H.K.

Department

Kinesiology

Keywords

Health Sciences, Recreation.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

The use and prevalence of performance enhancing drugs is not unique to modern sport. Reports of athletes striving to improve their physical abilities date back to third century BCE. Endeavoring to address the growing problem of doping in sport, WADA was created in 1999. This study evaluated how the formation of WADA impacted the development of an international strategy for anti-doping in sport. Conclusions were reached through the analysis of three primary sources of data: personal and organizational archives; media articles; and exploratory interviews. As revealed by the data, the formation of WADA brought together the necessary players to reach a solution for doping in sport. It provided a forum for sport and government to work co-operatively generating ideas and focusing thinking. It led to an awakening within government and sport to the complexities of doping; and it embodied an independent/credible organization while raising/maintaining global awareness and interest in doping. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2006 .J46. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 45-01, page: 0306. Thesis (M.H.K.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2006.