The largest survey ever conducted into the doping practices of recreational athletes in Europe has revealed that the prevalence in the use of banned substances is lower than had been previously thought. The results were announced at the 5th annual meeting of the FORUM for anti-doping in recreational sport (FAIR+) which is an Erasmus+ European Commission co-funded action. Prof. Dr. Werner Pitsch and Dr. Monika Frenger (Saarland University and the European Institute for Socioeconomy) together with Prof. Ask Vest Christensen (Aarhus University), and Dr.
EuropeActive hosted the 4th Annual FORUM for Anti-Doping in Recreational Sport on Thursday 12th November, and this year's event marked a shift away from the traditional format in order to adapt to Covid-19 restrictions.
FAIR+ project partners met online on 16-17 June to discuss the two projects’ technical expert groups (TEGs) surveys. TEG1 survey will investigate the prevalence of doping in recreational sport and the psychological considerations behind its use, whereas TEG2 survey will provide a review of anti-doping education programmes and activities targeting recreational coaches by reaching out National Anti-Doping Organisations, International Federations and other sport and fitness organisations.