Study Shows More Than 30% of Athletes at the 2011 World Championships Admit to Doping

Study Shows More Than 30% of Athletes at the 2011 World Championships Admit to Doping

A recent study has shown over 30% of athletes competing at the 2011 World Championships admitted to using banned substances during their careers.

The figures, which came from a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) commissioned study, involved the so called ‘randomized response technique’ method that guarantees anonymity for individuals when answering questions.

The survey of 2,167 athletes at two major competitions, the World Championships in Athletics (WCA) in Daegu, South Korea and the 12th Quadrennial Pan-Arab Games (PAG) in Doha, concluded ‘Doping appears remarkably widespread among elite athletes, and remains largely unchecked despite current biological testing’.

The full World Anti-Doping Agency-commissioned study can be found here 

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