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Maciej Henneberg ;Journal of Human Sport and Exercise 2014, 9 3

Author: Aaron Hermann

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Journal of Human Sport and Exercise E-ISSN: 1988-5202 jhse@ua.es Universidad de Alicante España Hermann, Aaron; Henneberg, Maciej Long term effects of doping in sporting records: 1886-2012 Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, vol.
9, núm.
3, julio-septiembre, 2014, pp.
727-743 Universidad de Alicante Alicante, España Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=301037984005 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Original Article Long term effects of doping in sporting records: 1886-2012 AARON HERMANN 1 , MACIEJ HENNEBERG School of Medical Sciences, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia ABSTRACT Hermann, A.
& Henneberg, M.
(2014).
Long term effects of doping in sporting records: 1886-2012.
J.
Hum. Sport Exerc., 9(3), pp.727-743.
Best life times of top athletes, Olympic records, world records, and any doping information were collected from the IOC, IAAF, WADA and national anti-doping associations.
About 1560 records of male and female athletes in 22 disciplines of summer and 4 winter sports were collected. Data were analysed for long-term effects of doping using non-linear regression techniques.
Comparisons were made of pre-1932 records (when steroids became available) and post.
Analyses were repeated using 1967, when widespread use of doping was formally acknowledged.
After these dates records in a number of disciplines did not improve as predicted by extrapolation of pre-doping years results.
Averaged best life records for ‘doped’ top athletes did not differ significantly from those considered ‘non-doped’.
Even assuming that not all cases of doping were discovered, the practice did not alter sporting records as commonly believed, Doping may be damaging image of sports without benefitting resu...





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