Accidental doping from contaminated sports supplements

Cycling South Africa urges all athletes and teams to engage with the South African Institute for Drug-free Sport (SAIDS) to assist in educating our riders to create a greater awareness of the dangers of doping in sport.

Please see the video on Accidental Doping from Contaminated Sports Supplements, which shows a brief overview of the risks surrounding sports supplements and how these can be solved. The video looks at how sports supplements get contaminated with WADA banned substances and how athletes can avoid inadvertent doping.

According to SAIDS, there are only a few South African products and batches that have been analysed by the HFL lab and therefore should contain the logo. Visit or for more information on safer supplements, and to see which South African products have been analysed.