How World Cup 2020 could end up being more like last year’s, as women’s sport goes all out
Posted On July 20, 2021
A new study has revealed the impact of women’s sports on male athletes, with more than 70 per cent of the men in the men’s game now having been tested positive for performance enhancing drugs.
The findings are based on the data from the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and were released by the World Anti-doping Agency on Thursday.
The study also found that men are testing positive at a rate five times higher than women, while more than half of men tested positive in the first year of the 2020 Olympics were taking banned substances.
There were also more than 5,500 positive tests during the first three months of the tournament.
It is the biggest increase in the number of positive tests since the 1980s and comes just days before the first men’s World Cup is due to take place in Russia.
The number of tests, and how they are collected, is set to be revealed at a meeting of the IAAF in February.
While the women’s game is still hugely popular, it is still a men’s sport and there are a lot of male athletes taking drugs.
Last year, it was revealed that a man was tested for four banned substances – cannabis, amphetamine, amphetamines, and testosterone.
Last night, the USADA said that, despite the men having more tests, they were still far from 100 per cent effective in detecting doping.