Athletes will develop a positive attitude towards doping if they believe it offers more advantages than disadvantages. Coaches can take certain steps to prevent this from happening, including the following:

  • raise the athlete’s awareness of sporting values, ethics and compliance with the rules
  •  provide the athlete with information on the harmful effects of doping for health, and the consequences of a positive anti-doping test for the athlete’s chances of continuing with his or her career
  •  give the athlete the skills required to make informed decisions