All illegal recreational drugs are prohibited in sport during competition and, if athletes use them, they are taking a huge risk.
Drug Free Sport New Zealand
Drug Free Sport New Zealand’s investigation into athletes purchasing prohibited substances online will continue well into 2018 and is a stark warning to the whole sporting community not to become complacent about doping in sport.
It can be devastating for an athlete if their chance of achieving a goal is undone by making the wrong choice about a supplement.
Sailing coaches and support personnel can access Drug Free Sport New Zealand’s (DFSNZ) award-winning anti-doping E-Learning programmes.
Some wonder why sailors are drug tested but, as Kim Taylor frm Drug Free Sport New Zealand explains, the sport has evolved rapidly in recent times.
If you suffer from asthma and need to use an asthma inhaler, be aware that maximum thresholds exist and overuse could return a positive test.
Support personnel are essential to creating a culture of clean sport that rejects the use of performance enhancing drugs and methods.
Here's the first of a regular column from Drug Free Sport New Zealand, which is a helpful guide for any sailors, coaches or support personnel.