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Doping Knowledge, Doping Preference, Health, World Anti-Doping Agency
Study Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine the knowledge level and preference reasons of U23 Turkish National Team athletes about doping. Methods: The sample of the study was created by 100 U23 Turkish National Team athletes from different branches. 5-points likert-type scale and a questionnaire consisting of 29 questions was applied to the athletes. In the analysis of the obtained data, descriptive statistics (percentage and frequency) and chi-square test were used. Results: it was determined that 47% of athletes had enough knowledge about doping, and 81% of them knew that doping had great damages on health, but they were indecisive about the usage of doping. Conclusion: Although athletes tend to use doping, this result may be due to the risk of being caught by the World Anti-Doping Agency.