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The Social Sciences
Year: 2014  |  Volume: 9  |  Issue: 2  |  Page No.: 74 - 83

Legal Implications of Doping in Sports: Experience in Iran

Parand Azizi and K.H. Hassan    

Abstract: This study, examines the legal implications of doping in sports in Iran against the backdrop of international sport legal regime. For many years, the interest in sports has been ever growing in Iran, like in the rest of the world. With the popularity of the games, as well as the individual sports figures, sponsorships and prize money, the level of competiveness is higher than ever before. With this trend, sadly to note that the issue of doping is on the rise within the sport. The most popular sports in Iran have always been classical genres such as weightlifting, wrestling and horse riding competitions and doping has penetrated into these sports. In later years, doping has spread into sports, such as bodybuilding and soccer. The purpose of this study is to highlight some of the growing issues in Iranian sports today and how to combat the alarming rise in doping and drug use within the sport.

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