Dissemination event of JUST SPORT project
On 05/06/2017 in Sofia was held a dissemination event of JUST SPORT project. In the event participated more than 30 youth sport specialists that had the opportunity the get information about the negative consequences caused by using supplements with harmful additives. Using supplements for gaining muscle weight impacts the organism in a predominantly negative manner. For example, it can cause depleted testosterone levels, increase risks of cardiovascular and liver diseases. Besides, it can cause dysfunction of the female reproductive system (absence of period), hormonal dysfunctions and excessive hairiness etc. mostly due to lack of professional supervision and somewhat dilettante pursuit of faster track of progress. Appearance and performance enhancing drugs (APEDs) include a wide range of substances that vary from fitness supplements to pharmaceutical grade synthetic hormones, peptides or other drugs. The progression from fitness supplement use to synthetic hormone abuse is poorly understood and differs from the pattern of drug initiation for most other substances of abuse.

In Bulgaria, project is coordinated by Bulgarian sports development association with the local support of Bulgarian Anti-doping centre (www.anti-doping.government.bg), Fitness centres: NordGym (www.nordgym.net), Athletic (www.athletic-bg.com), Sitalk (www.fitnessitalk.com), Yulis gym (www.yulisgym.com).

Partners in JUST SPORT project are innovative consortium of organizations from Croatia, Slovenia, Italy, Bulgaria, Portugal and Sweden. Project is co-funded by Erasmus+ Programme of European Commission - Collaborative Partnerships, Small Collaborative Partnerships, Not-for-profit European Sport Events and will be implemented in the period 01.01.2017 30.06.2018.