doping

noun
dop·​ing | \ ˈdō-piŋ How to pronounce doping (audio) \

Definition of doping

: the use of a substance (such as an anabolic steroid or erythropoietin) or technique (such as blood doping) to illegally improve athletic performance

Examples of doping in a Sentence

increased efforts to detect doping at the Olympic Games

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Spectators have been taunting four-time champion Froome since he was cleared of doping just before the race started, while Thomas has been whistled and booed at for being Froome’s teammate. Samuel Petrequin, The Seattle Times, "Brailsford blames French cycling culture for abuse of Sky," 23 July 2018 The first doping case of the Jakarta-Palembang games was registered against a wrestler from Turkmenistan. John Pye, Fox News, "Too bad for India as Iran wins Asian Games kabaddi gold," 24 Aug. 2018 In the years since, a number of riders on the team have either been caught, accused of, or admitted to doping. Joe Lindsey, Outside Online, "Andy Rihs, Longtime Pro-Cycling Patriarch, Passes Away," 19 Apr. 2018 And as authorities crack down, athletes keep finding clever ways to outwit increasingly byzantine doping rules as new techniques and drugs catch on. Umair Irfan, Vox, "Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte broke doping rules. It happens far more than you think.," 24 July 2018 Key Russian attacks were carried out in 2016, days after the World Anti-Doping Agency released an initial report on Russian doping activities. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Russian spies hacked officials to protect doping athletes, US charges," 4 Oct. 2018 The first McLaren report into Russian doping and the second report. Bloomberg.com, "A Guide to Russia and North Korea’s Status in the Olympics," 7 Feb. 2018 Russia’s widespread doping scheme resulted in the country’s being banned from using its flag or anthem during the 2018 Winter Olympics. Dustin Volz, WSJ, "West Accuses Russia of Persistent Campaign of Hacking by the Kremlin," 4 Oct. 2018 But there are ways around the passport as well, and the percentage of positive doping tests hasn’t budged since passports were introduced in 2009. Umair Irfan, Vox, "Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte broke doping rules. It happens far more than you think.," 24 July 2018

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First Known Use of doping

1900, in the meaning defined above

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doping

noun

English Language Learners Definition of doping

: the illegal use of a drug (such as a steroid) to improve an athlete's performance

doping

noun
dop·​ing | \ ˈdō-piŋ How to pronounce doping (audio) \

Medical Definition of doping

: the use of a substance (such as an anabolic steroid or erythropoietin) or technique (such as blood doping) to improve athletic performance and that is typically banned in competitive sports … nearly two dozen athletes … have been banned from the Olympics in the last two weeks for doping violations.— Philip Hersh, The Chicago Tribune, 8 Aug. 2008

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