Individuals nowadays are highly competition oriented and this outlook has made them and their coaches to focus solely on winning, caring little about the legitimacy of means and methods adopted by them.
Competitive sports have always been a fundamental part of this world and with the emergence of novel apparatuses, numerous sports have been added to the competitions being held all over the earth. Certainly there are hundreds of games being played in every nook and corner of the world but still, athletics since its emergence for more than 2000 years ago has always been prominent in the sports world. And with the intensification of the competition, there has been a surge in unfair means mainly; doping in athletics.
Beginning with the basic information about athletics, this brief study further explicates the term doping, its etymology and the evolution in the doping trends. Ancillary to all these, the World Anti-Doping Agency and National Anti-Doping Agency are also elucidated. Last but not the least, a few landmark case studies are also discussed.