Doping in Athletics

October 9, 2015

The word doping has its origins in South Africa where Zulu warriors would enhance their strength before going to war by taking an alcoholic beverage that was made from grape skins. Unfortunately today the word means something else. It is means taking an illegal substance in order to have an unfair advantage in a competition. It is no longer about competition but desperation and greed.

The word doping is probably derived from the Dutch word dop, the name of an alcoholic beverage made of grape skins used by Zulu warriors in order to enhance their prowess in battle. FULL ARTICLE

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