Thiruvananthapuram: The Sports Authority of India and Lakshmibai National College of Physical Education here will jointly organise a workshop on the menace of doping in sports on August 29, the national sports day.

The workshop will work out strategies to counter the problem in association with National Anti-Doping Agency.

Sportspersons, medical experts, journalists and educationists will deliver lectures on various topics to be followed by discussions and interactions.

"Doping has become a serious problem to the sports. It acts as a deterent for the upcoming sports personalities," said Dr G Kishore, LNCPE principal.

Lack of proper awareness was the main cause behind this serious issue, he said. The workshop will cover a series of topics like doping methods and substances, behavioural approaches to prevent it and dangers of doping.