Project E.D.G.E. official video

This video is created by the participants in Building E.D.G.E /Venice, Italy/ – 4 days European Meeting in Venice that has been attended by 2 young athletes + 1 Sport Expert + 1 sport instructor from each country (tot 16 persons). The meeting had concrete chance to share the Anti-Doping Manifesto and to create a common pro sport competences and against counterfeit performances. The content of the video has been created by the group; this process has been facilitated by a professional video-makers.

What is doping?

Doping is when a rider uses prohibited substances or methods to unfairly improve their cycling performance.

The World Anti-Doping Code more specifically defines doping as ‘the occurrence of one or more of the eight anti-doping rule violations’ set out in the Code. This definition incorporates factors other than a rider taking or using a prohibited substance; it includes things like refusing to report to doping control, attempting to tamper with doping control, and supplying or trafficking prohibited substances.

Famous doping cases include Lance Armstrong, the Festina Team scandal, Ben Johnson and Marion Jones

Doping is cheating. It should be tolerated no more than any other form of unethical behaviour. It undermines the integrity of cycling.

What is anti-doping?

Anti-doping is the bid to eliminate doping from cycling and the fight to protect your right to compete in clean sport.

UNESCO, together with various local and international agencies, hosted an event, whereas, to advocate for anti-doping practices. Doping in sports leads to serious repercussions in an athlete’s health. This practice is considered by many sports governing bodies to be an unfair act against proper sportsmanship. By targeting the youth of the Philippines, doping can never see resurgence in Philippine Sports.

Winning by cheating is not winning at all. Doping is cheating, and doesn’t only apply to athletes so make sure you spread the word with this clip!

The Olympics are upon us, and unfortunately, many athletes use performance enhancing drugs to boost their ability. What exactly does doping and steroids do to your body?

Andreas Krieger, born Heidi Krieger (born in Germany; 20 July 1966), is a German former shot putter who competed on the women’s East German athletics team at SC Dynamo Berlin. After years of being systematically and unknowingly doped with anabolic steroids by East German officials, which caused body chemistry issues, Krieger underwent gender reassignment surgery and became a trans man. Krieger says that, while he did experience gender dysphoria before being doped, he regretted not being able to make the actual transition without the doping abuses.

The history of athletes caught doping at the Olympics dates back to 1968 when Swedish pentathlete, Hans-Gunnar Liljenwall lost a bronze medal for alcohol use. Lijenwall was found to have had Ethanol in his system. Now that’s fuelling. Times have changed, and not for the better. Today we look at the most infamous cases of doping at the Olympics, and in a few instances we have only found out about these cheaters years after the fact. The total number of athletes caught cheating at the Olympic games has tripled since 1988 – will Rio see that number drop? Only time will tell.

Anabolic agents and peptide hormones can severely affect the brain. Anabolic agents such as testosterone promote muscle growth in the body. Using them can lead to increased aggressiveness and sexual appetite – also known as ’roid rage.  Post-steroid withdrawal can result in depression and, in some cases, suicidal ideation. Peptide hormones like erythropoietin (EPO) control the production of red blood cells that carry oxygen. EPO doping essentially thickens the blood – its use without close medical supervision can lead to an increased risk of blood clots and strokes.

Stimulants and narcotics can also cause other psychological effects. Stimulants, such as caffeine, amphetamines, and methamphetamine, are used to trigger responses that allow the body and mind to perform with elevated levels of focus and energy. This increase in energy can lead to nervousness and irritability. Furthermore, stimulants in the amphetamine family can have numerous pathological cardiovascular effects.

Since steroids replicate testosterone, steroid use may trigger hormonal shifts. As a result, women may experience menstrual abnormalities my occur. Women may experience fewer periods, lighter or heavier menstrual flow, erratic periods or unusual premenstrual symptoms. If a woman stops menstruating , a condition called amenhorrea, it may indicate infertility. Due to the androgenic properties of steroids, women may experience side effects similar to symptoms males experience during pubescent years, such as a deeper voice and increased body or facial hair. Women’s breasts may reduce in size and some effects, such as voice changes, may be permanent. In addition to appearance and menstrual changes, steroids may cause severe acne, water retention or bloating, liver disorders, sexual disorders and unhealthy cholesterol levels. High cholesterol caused by steroids may lead to cardiovascular conditions also steroids during pregnancy may negatively affect fetal development.

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