Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Qatar- Doping is a societal issue too  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - The Peninsula - 07/05/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - The Peninsula) WADA Director General David Howman (pictured) has warned that doping is no longer an issue confined within elite sporting circles but has permeated to other areas of society.

Addressing delegates here at the opening day of the two-day symposium Anti-Doping Sports Integrity and Public Health, Howman said: "The use of drugs in sports is a public health issue. There are steroids in our gyms and in our schools and the criminal underworld is fully involved."

Howman said there was a desperate need to raise awareness about doping.

He told the gathering - organised by Anti-Doping Lab Qatar (ADLQ) - that educating the young athletes about the risks of doping and its harmful affects was one way forward in battle against drugs use.

"The idea will be to keep things simple and the foremost will be to lay special emphasis on educating our youth on the values and integrity of sports," Howman, took over as Director General of WADA in August 2003, said.

"Basically, we are in a situation where there is greed and those around the athlete, the entourage, want to make money at the cost of the sportsman and the sport. Hence it is our job to ensure the rest of society gets involved," added Howman. The Kiwi practiced as a barrister specializing in Sports Law, before joining WADA.

The criminal underworld controls "a significant proportion" of world sport, including the distribution of doping substances, the anti-doping leader said.

"Sport has witnessed tremendous growth in the past ten to 15 years and this has brought unwanted people in sport only keen on exploiting the situation and assisting in cheating," the former New Zealand junior tennis player.

Howman said there are cases of amateur athletes doping in recreational sports events and young people taking steroids in a bid to look good is on the increase.

"In the public health area, there is internationally often very little regulation over 'kitchen laboratories', minimum scrutiny and control of imported raw materials, and therefore not much attention to the growing steroid use. It is almost as if there is an acceptance of the burgeoning use along with the increase in drugs that provide the 'fountain of youth' and are prescribed regularly by wellness clinics," Howman said.

Howman, a father to five children and five grandchildren, lamented the trafficking of prohibited substances by the criminal world and an unregulated supply of non-sanitized drugs through the internet.

"Peptides, growth hormones, testosterone are becoming more common place and who is noticing, yet alone regulating?," he asked.

Howman said there is an overall challenge to the values of sport and its integrity through allied activities such as spot and match-fixing, bribery and corruption.

"Spot fixing, match-fixing, bribery and corruption are some matters which really do not fall under our express mandate of elite sport, but evidence of all have come to our attention, and all provide significant issues for society in general," Howman said.

 


The Peninsula




  MENA News Headlines
 Sep 2 2015 - Three key foreign currencies linked to Dubai real estate price declineThe Arabian Post
(MENAFN - The Arabian Post) Today, Phidar Advisory released its Q3 mid-quarter Dubai residential research note. The report shows that residential prices in the third quarter of 2015 continue to ...

 Sep 2 2015 - Gulf management need to take more risks and drive innovation, says global surveyThe Arabian Post
(MENAFN - The Arabian Post) Management in the Gulf need to take more risks and develop staff to think creatively, according to a new global innovation survey designed to help companies stop wasting ...

 Sep 2 2015 - Falling oil prices create headwinds for the UAE's real estate marketsThe Arabian Post
(MENAFN - The Arabian Post) UAE. With a 54% decline in the price of oil prices during the past 12 months the United Arab Emirates (UAE) real estate market is now beginning to feel the effect with ...

 Sep 2 2015 - India- Crop insurance period for non-loanee farmers extended till September 15KNN India
(MENAFN - KNN India) The Government has intended period of for non-loanee farmers form July 31, 2015 to September 15, 2015 under National Agricultural Insurance Scheme."This will benefit farmers of ...

 Sep 2 2015 - Moscow Denies Sending Warplanes to Syria to Fight DaeshQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) A source in the Russian defense ministry denied today reports about Russia sending warplanes to Syria to fight Daesh.The source said in a statement to Russian television ...

 Sep 2 2015 - Israeli Occupation Forces Arrest 4 PalestiniansQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Israeli occupation forces arrested today two youths from Silat al-Harithiya and Kafr Dan villages, west of Jenin. They also arrested two boys from the town of Beit Ummar ...

 Sep 2 2015 - Qatar- Real Estate Trades Exceeded QR 500 Million Last WeekQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) The total trading value in real estate sales contracts registered with the Land Registry Department of the Ministry of Justice during the period August 23-27 reached QR ...

 Sep 2 2015 - Qatar Development Bank Launches Al-Fikra CompetitionQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Qatar Development Bank (QDB) announced today the launch of the fourth edition of Al-Fikra competition for start-ups, in collaboration with a host of sponsors and ...

 Sep 2 2015 - Qatar's Fertilizer Output Triples in a Decade Says GPCA ReportQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Qatar accounts for the second largest share of fertilizer production at 10.7 million tonnes in the GCC, according to the GPCA's Fertilizers Indicators report. Qatari ...

 Sep 2 2015 - Qatar- Economy and Commerce Ministry Recalls 2014-2015 Jeep Cherokee CarsQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) The Ministry of Economy and Commerce, in cooperation with Jeep dealer, recalled 2014-2015 models of Jeep Cherokee due to a defect in the operation of the airbag ...

more...


 






Google

Click to Apply

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help