Cannabinoids are potential performance enhancing drugs and should be banned for use by olympic athletes during and out of competition

Por: Ramin Hajikhani.

Athens 2004: Pre-olympic Congress

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An integral and comprehensive statistical study in this scale about doing has been rarely conducted in word. Unfortunately doping in the country’s sport society has been expanded in recent years. Because of very serious side effects of these drugs and relative lake of information in athletes a cross sectional profile descriptive study was conducted with participation of Olympic. A Clare understanding of the factors that enhance athletic performance is essential for the development of policies governing healthy and fair participation in sport over the past 90 years, sport psychology has delineated not only the mental processes that contribute to athletic success but also the intervention that can alter those mental in the athlete and contribute to superior athletic performance.


Objective: studying the frequency rate of doping evaluation of adverse effects, assessing athlete’s viewpoints about complementary and drugs. There are two classes of performance enhancement (PE): the biomechanical and the psychological, the former emphasizes speed strength, agility, reaction times and so forth the latter emphasizes factors such as confidence, competitive desire, focused attention and relaxation. That drugs affect each of the two classes has been clear for some time. What is less Windless known, however , is that scientific literature can document not only drug effects on psychological PE but also more effects to psychological interventions and to What is known as mental training Specific to the case of anxiety, Cannabinoids have been used medicate for and estimated 4000 years to produce a state of calm and a relief from nausea. Likewise, psychological interventions are widely used to produce the same result. Thus, both pharmacology (Cannabinoids) and psychology (relaxation) can enhanced the mental status of the athletic both pre-competition and in competition.


Cannabinoids should be banned for use by Olympic athletes because: marijuana is illegal in many countries, its use caries health risks (for example, the potential for addiction and cancer), its use by Olympic athletes constitutes a negative social image, and its use before competition diminishes fairness of competition by yielding drug-assisted performance, the removal of restrictions for Cannabinoids would be interpreted by athletics as a message that the drug is neither harmful nor a benefit to athletic performance. This message should not be given. Marijuana ban would apply equally to periods in and out of competition since the majority of Cannabinoids effects would occur in the days immediately preceding competition when relaxation sleep, nausea control and general anxiety management are of paramount importance.


We conclude that using Cannabinoids by Olympic athletes is more prevalent than that we thought previously, so the applied limitation has not been efficiently effective. Therefore, we think that proper education of a trainer in one had and distribution of healthy and inexpensive food supplements through representative agencies confirmed by the confederation on the other hand could afford the best of solution.


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