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Consequences of doping

Consequences of doping

An athlete runs very high risks by consuming doping substances or by using prohibited methods.

This may result in very severe health but also financial, legal and social consequences.

Medical consequences

Physical health: depending on the substance, the dosage and the consumption frequency, doping products may have particularly negative side effects on health. Some damages for the body are irreversible and may lead that the athlete’s life be in great danger.

Psychological health: some doping substances may not be detrimental to the body but exercise an impact on mental health. It was scientifically evidenced that anxiety, obsessive disorders or psychosis are direct consequences from doping.

Social consequences

The life of an athlete who was found guilty of doping may be completely disrupted. Indeed, doping may represent a danger for the health but it may also be prejudicial to fame, respect and credibility. Even future negative findings are regularly questioned by the media and others. The poor image will remain in the collective unconscious and the athlete will remain isolated.

Financial consequences

As regards high-performance sport, an infringement of anti-doping rules often leads to a loss of income, the reimbursement of prize moneys and of sponsorship money. An athlete suspended for several years, or even banned for life, cannot earn his/her living as usual and can even be forced into debts to live on a day-to-day basis.

Legal consequences

Doping may have major legal consequences. A doped athlete may be suspended, i.e. he/she may not take part in sport competition or in organised training sessions.

Current suspended athletes

The following athletes are suspended from entering competitions sanctioned by IBSA from the sanction start date, to the date of the sanction end.

Athlete Name Sport Country Sanction Start Sanction End
Jeddi, Vahid Judo IRI 14/11/2023 13/11/2027
Nouri Jafari, Seyed Omid Judo IRI 21/10/2023 20/10/2031
Sisson, Josh Judo USA 26/05/2021 25/05/2025
Zulfiyya Yusif Huseynova Judo AZE 16/06/2021 15/06/2025
Sitnikov, Aleksey Powerlifting RUS 23/12/2022 22/12/2025
Galinin, Sergey Powerlifting RUS 05/12/2023 05/11/2031
Tsepelev Artem Powerlifting RUS 27/09/2022 26/09/2025
Htee, Maria Powerlifting CAN 01/01/2023 01/05/2024

Provisionally suspended athletes

Athlete Name Sport Country
 Mohammadreza, Kheirollahazadeh Judo IRI
 Aloviddin, Jurakulov Judo UZB
 Temirlan, Abdikarimov Judo KGZ
 Khaiitkhon, Khusan Kyzy Judo KGZ
 Romaih, Mostafa Powerlifting EGY
 Martin, Bihary Powerlifting CZE