Story: Sports medicine and drugs

Holly Robinson supporting Drug Free Sport New Zealand

Holly Robinson supporting Drug Free Sport New Zealand

Javelin thrower Holly Robinson shows her support for Drug Free Sport New Zealand's 'Say No to Doping' campaign. Robinson was competing in the IPC (International Paralympic Committee) Athletics World Championships at Christchurch in January 2011. She went on to represent New Zealand at the 2012 London Paralympics. Doping is a particularly complicated issue in disabled sport, where many athletes have to take a range of medicinal drugs for health conditions.

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Peter Clayworth, 'Sports medicine and drugs - Sports doping and drug testing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 July 2024)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 5 Sep 2013