Doping in Two Elite Athletics Competitions Assessed by Randomized-Response Surveys

  title={Doping in Two Elite Athletics Competitions Assessed by Randomized-Response Surveys},
  author={R. Ulrich and H. Pope and L{\'e}a Cl{\'e}ret and A. Petr{\'o}czi and T. Nepusz and J. Schaffer and G. Kanayama and R. D. Comstock and P. Simon},
  journal={Sports Medicine},
  • R. Ulrich, H. Pope, +6 authors P. Simon
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • BackgroundDoping in sports compromises fair play and endangers health. To deter doping among elite athletes, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) oversees testing of several hundred thousand athletic blood and urine samples annually, of which 1–2% test positive. Measures using the Athlete Biological Passport suggest a higher mean prevalence of about 14% positive tests. Biological testing, however, likely fails to detect many cutting-edge doping techniques, and thus the true prevalence of doping… CONTINUE READING
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