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A term derived from the African Kaffirs who used a local brew called ‘dop’ as a stimulant. The International Olympic Committee's Lausanne Declaration on Doping in Sport (1999) states that ‘… doping is defined as the use of an artifice, whether substance or method, potentially dangerous to athletes’ health and/or capable of enhancing their performance’. The World Anti-Doping Agency has compiled a list of prohibited substances.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

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