UncategorisedDr Hussain Al Haddad recently attended the International Anti-Doping Symposium

September 11, 20190

Bahrain Olympic Committee’s Anti-Doping Committee chairman Dr Hussain Al Haddad recently attended the International Anti-Doping Symposium, organised by the Anti Doping Lab Qatar and Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum in Doha.Dr Al Haddad, along with other high profile experts on doping and anti-doping, spoke at the Symposium on ‘The History of Doping and Anti-Doping’ in the Auditorium of the Museum of Islamic Art on May 6 and 7.He said the symposium explored the historical, cultural, and scientific aspects of doping. It also looked at the establishment of anti-doping institutions and programs, including a special focus on the Gulf Region and the Anti Doping Lab Qatar.
The presentations will trace the existence and significance of doping in the early twentieth century and the impact of the Cold War and the winning-at-all-cost mentality on the use of performance enhancing drugs.Further presentations focused on the reaction of the International Olympic Committee to doping and the development of anti-doping programs and the creation of the World Anti-Doping Agency.From a more scientific-historical perspective the development of various doping substances and doping technologies including gene doping, were also discussed.On his part, General Manager of the Anti Doping Lab Qatar Dr. Mohammed Alsayrafi said the lab contributes to clean sports without cheating and is pleased to bring this important issue to the public’s attention with this Symposium. The Symposium compliments the program surrounding the exhibition ‘Olympics – Past and Present’, which displays the history of the ancient and modern Olympic Games, and will be open until the June 30 at ‘Al Riwaq Doha’ exhibition space.

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