The Race For Glory

Abd Razak, Dzulkifli (1996) The Race For Glory. The Sun.

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    Abstract

    NOW THAT THE OLYMPICS IS IN THE air, many should realise that sports too is not quite free from being "poisoned." The recent World NoTobacco Day on May 31 addressed the issue of tobacco in sports (see Healthtrack, June 1). In fact, the use of other types of drugs in sports have also been quite rampant. Like tobacco too, such drugs undermine the very meaning of sports by damaging the health of the athletes. In fact, the use of drugs in sport has attracted as much as attention as sport itself. For example in 1983 PanAmerican Games in Caracas, 15 athletes in various events tested positive and were disqualified, while many other s left rather than being subjected to being tested for drugs. This is of cource not the first time that drugs were used in sports, and there were even instances where death were reported. Athletes have sought ways to improve their performance since the days of ancient Egypt and Rome. It has certainly got worse as the nature of sports becomes much more competitive and the race for glory becomes grossly exaggerated.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV5800-5840 Drug habits. Drug abuse
    Divisions: Koleksi Naib Canselor (Vice Chancellor Collection) > Profesor Tan Sri Dato' Dzulkifli Abdul Razak > Newspaper Clippings
    Depositing User: Mr Noorazilan Noordin
    Date Deposited: 03 May 2017 12:26
    Last Modified: 03 May 2017 12:26
    URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/33763

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