Knowledge of banned substances, steroids, stimulants and other drugs is essential to any canoeist taking part in competition at any level. Two cans of a popular energy drink, and you’ll test positive for banned stimulants! Take some over-the-counter flu medicines and you’ll test positive. “I didn’t know” will never be accepted as an excuse!
As the various disciplines become more competitive and lucrative, the critical issue of performance enhancing drug-taking is under the spotlight. Not only are these drugs and substances illegal at they give an athlete an unfair advantage, they are essentially dangerous and life-threatening chemicals to take.
|Click here to download the World Anti-Doping Agency 2010 Prohibited List
Click here to download the World Anti-Doping Agency 2011 Prohibited List (Effective from 1 January 2011)
Click here to download the World Anti-Doping Agency 2010 Therapeutic Use Exemption Document
Visit the World Anti-Doping Agency Here. (Opens in a new window)
Visit the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport Here. (Opens in a new window)
Download the SA Drug-Free Sport iPhone application Here. (Opens in a new window)
Click here for the 2010 Drugs in Sport Handbook
|CSA Medical Contact:
Greg van Heerden – High Performance Co-ordinator