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Like all big international tournaments, the Olympic games has not escaped from doping. The scandal that sticks in the memory is the banning of Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson after the final of the 100 m that he won in Seoul in '88, after he was found guilty of having used banned substances.Doping is against the ethics of sport, and designates the use of banned chemical substances or the use of forbidden methods.For thirty years, the IOC has lead a fight against doping built on three fundamental principles: protecting the athlete's health, respecting medical ethics and ensuring the equal chance for all athletes during the competition.The discovery of new substances, undetectable during conventional tests, lead the IOC to adopt in 1999, a text entitled "The Lausanne Declaration" which aims to inform and warn the athletes of the dangers of doping. An anti-doping code was adopted, not just for competitors, but also for coaches and the ruling bodies of sports. It sets out sanctions to be applied, which may extend up to a two year ban from all competition and much longer in the event of repetition of the offence.In short, this text provides for a collaboration between the Olympic movement, the federations of different sports and the authorities so as to educate athletes, protect their health and, if needs be, punish them in accordance with the legislation in effect.
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