Introduction of the new analytical approaches to the doping control on the XIV Winter Olympic Games

  • Branko Nikolin Faculty of Pharmacy, Chair for Quality Control of Drugs and Toxicological Chemistry, Doping Control Laboratory University of Sarajevo
  • Meliha Lekić Faculty of Pharmacy, Chair for Quality Control of Drugs and Toxicological Chemistry, Doping Control Laboratory University of Sarajevo
  • Miroslav Sober Faculty of Pharmacy, Chair for Quality Control of Drugs and Toxicological Chemistry, Doping Control Laboratory University of Sarajevo
Keywords: doping control, anabolic steroids, exogenous testosterone, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, XIV Winter Olympic Games

Abstract

In this paper we present introduction and development of some new analytical methods for identification of anabolic steroids, their metabolites and certain hormones, especially determination of exogenous testosterone by means of gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Identification of central nervous stimulants and corticosteroides has been performed by high performance liquid chromatography. In desire to achieve better results, to increase strength and endurance, to sharpen reflexes and to reduce stress and anxiety athletes as well as other people use different pharmacological substances, hormones or even illicit drugs. Use of these substances without medical supervision can lead to adverse effects to one's health or even cause a death. At the same time, use of such substances means a kind of cheat that could not be accepted. This is why International Olympic Committee started at 1968 with official dopingcontrol that is permanently carried out and continuously increasing number of banned substances. Doping controldemands for discover and development of new sensitive and specific methods for detection of banned substances and their metabolites in urine and blood.

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Introduction of the new analytical approaches to the doping control on the XIV Winter Olympic Games
Published
2003-08-20
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Nikolin B, Lekić M, Sober M. Introduction of the new analytical approaches to the doping control on the XIV Winter Olympic Games. Bosn J of Basic Med Sci [Internet]. 2003Aug.20 [cited 2021Oct.25];3(3):45-9. Available from: https://www.bjbms.org/ojs/index.php/bjbms/article/view/3528
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