It can feel like there is a constant pressure to perform coming from every area. From your coach, your sponsors, your club, and even your country. If you feel like you’re not meeting expectations it can be easy to look for another solution to try to please everyone, and to prove yourself.
Representing your club, state or country is an honour and can bring you a lot of support and adulation. But this can turn very quickly if you are caught doping, and that stigma will never go away.
These videos look at some of those different sources of pressure, and how to deal with them.
Find out more about anti-doping on ASADA’s education website.