Efforts to Overcome Any Doping on Bodybuilding

Photo session with Chairman of the Indonesian Bodybuilding and Fitness Association and his team as well as his athletes.  Source: IADO.

Jakarta, September 17th, 2022

On the 2 consecutive National Sports Programs of 2016 and 2021, the athletes indicated to have used any prohibited substances were dominated by athletes of bodybuilding, and the rest was various. These facts made certain sports stakeholders think over whether bodybuilding should be permitted at the next National Sports Games in 2024. After IADO consulted the issue to SEARADO through its official letter on September 8th, 2022 in which SEARADO responded that it is internal Indonesia matter, however based on few cases in that region it should be careful to decide as well after a long, hard discussion on the National Conference of KONI, the bodybuilding was allowed to be competed on the 2024 Games.

IADO responded very carefully to KONI’s decision by forcing the federation to work hard, show its strong commitment and be very serious to totally avoid any violation to anti-doping regulation. The most important care is the federation has to eliminate the image that bodybuilding always relates to doping, that was a strong message from IADO on the education to bodybuilding communities on September 17th, 2022.

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