The National Anti-Doping Agency of Azerbaijan (AMADA) is one of the agencies fighting drugs in sports.
The statement came from AMADA Director Shafag Huseynli at an event on “Combating Drug Use in Sports”, Report reports.
According to him, there are cases of drug use among athletes: “Our report states that 11% of anti-doping violations detected by the agency in 2021 are related to drugs and psychiatric substances. Azerbaijan is seriously fighting drugs. A number of government agencies are in this direction. We have also expanded our activities in this direction. There are professional and elite athletes in the world who use drugs. AMADA has detected 7 such cases in 5 years. This is 11 percent. “
Huseynli added that AMADA held 8 webinars, 25 seminars and 8 events on anti-drug propaganda.