Drugs vs. Health

Steroids

A coach tells an athlete to bulk up for a competition. Um...how? This can be a dangerous, even deadly, message. Athletes without the proper guidance and supervision may turn to steroids as a shortcut to proper training. Steroids can add muscle and reduce recovery time. But, do you know what else they can do?more

Stimulants

In our society, it seems like everyone is looking for an 'edge'. Everyone is too busy and no one has enough energy to keep going. Stimulant manufacturers capitalize on this mentality by marketing their products with promises of increased energy and alertness. While they have many legitimate medical uses, stimulants can also have devastating health effects when abused. Stimulants are prohibited in-competition.more

Hormones

These are all naturally occuring substances in the body.more

Narcotics

Narcotics are most commonly used as street drugs. In sport, narcotics can be used to mask the pain of an injury so an athlete can continue to perform.more

Prohibited Methods

Some athletes do not stop at taking drugs to get an 'edge'. They will also use prohibited methods in the pursuit to get an unfair advantage over their competition. A few of these methods are explained here...more
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2016 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

January:

  • 15-17: RADO Conference, Bangkok, THAILAND
  • 27-29: International Anti-Doping Seminar, Tokyo, JAPAN

February:

  • 13-15: Oceania Badminton, Auckland- NEW ZEALAND
  • 22: South Pacific DCO Conference, Nadi, FIJI (Postponed due to Tropical Cyclone Winston)
  • 23-26: Play True Pasifik (PTP) Master Educator (Refresher) & Educator Training, Nadi, FIJI (Postponed due to Tropical Cyclone Winston)

March:

  • 4-7: North Pacific DCO Training (Refresher), GUAM (Defer to 2017)
  • 14-16: WADA Anti-Doping Organization (ADO) Symposium, Lausanne, SWITZERLAND
  • 21-24: ORADO Financial Audit

April:

  • 11: Play True Pasifik (PTP) Master Educator (Refresher), Nadi, FIJI
  • 12: South Pacific DCO Conference, Nadi, FIJI
  • 13-15: Play True Pasifik (PTP) Educator, Nadi, FIJI
  • 19-21: Oceania Athletes Commission meeting & E4L/ACP Train the trainers, Nadi, FIJI

May:

  • 7: ORADO Board Meeting, Port Vila- VANUATU
  • 8: ONOC Medical Commission TUE Training, Port Vila- VANUATU
  • 9: ONOC General Assembly, Port Vila- VANUATU
  • 10-11: Pacific Games Council Meeting, Port Vila- VANUATU
  • 24-29: Oceania Weightlifting Olympic Qualifying Tournament, Suva, FIJI

June:

  • 21-26: Oceania Swimming Olympic Qualifying Tournament, Suva, FIJI

 

 

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