The Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) has issued a warning to athletes against using sports supplements following Talha Talib’s positive doping test case, reports Samaa.

Secretary POA Medical Commission, Dr Asad Abbas warned that such supplements could deteriorate the health of athletes, saying that consumption of these performance-enhancing supplements could lead to the death of athletes.

Dr Abbas said: “Athletes should not use unfair means to win competitions as it could lead to a four-year ban. Performance-enhancing drugs are dangerous for a player’s health and could lead to death.”

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He also revealed that the Talha Talib case is not yet reached the Pakistan Olympic Association. Awareness against doping in Pakistan has also been started ahead of Common Wealth Games this year. He also warned to stay away from prohibited activities as it could defame the country.

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“Athletes in Pakistan should be careful about doping because such incidents bring the country’s name into disrepute while also ending their careers,” he concluded.