Athletes get educated about performance enhancing drugs during Hagerty Cycling event
GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- Hagerty Cycling held an event with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency on Saturday in Traverse City.
The goal of the event was to talk about being ethical when competing and to teach athletes about testing for performance enhancing drugs.
According to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, organizations like USA Cycling have increased the testing they do at the amateur level.
The goal of the presentation was also to educate athletes so that they don't make a mistake.
"What people are surprised to find out is that there are a lot of over the counter medicine that can be prohibited in sport," said Tammy Hanson, the Education Manager of the United States Anti-Doping Agency. "So often times we get athletes who say I don't use steroids or that's not for me I don't need that but again there's a lot of substances that are prohibited that you could just go to Walgreens and buy over the counter and they end up being prohibited in your sport."
The Anti-Doping Association doesn't let people know which events they'll be at but they have been at the "ice man" in the past.