Keeping Sport Clean: why Scottish athletes don’t dope? Dr Paul Dimeo and guests – FREE

Feb 28 2012

Keeping Sport Clean: why Scottish athletes don’t dope? Dr Paul Dimeo and guests – FREE


The threat of athletes being caught doping continues to overshadow world sport. The Director-General of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), David Howman, recently said that around 10% of athletes competing at the Olympics could be doping cheats. By contrast, testing procedures only find 1-2% of all athletes guilty based on their urine and blood samples. There are clearly some challenges facing sports authorities in dealing with those who are determined not to play fair.

The University of Sterling recently conducted the first systematic study of Scottish athletes’ attitudes to doping. Dr Paul Dimeo will present and discuss some of the key findings of this study and assess whether there is a doping problem in Scotland and what the related issues are. The talk will be followed by a roundtable discussion where Paul, Jon Doig, (Chief Executive of Commonwealth Games Scotland) and guests will reflect on the study and consider the successes and challenges involved in the pursuit of drug-free sport.

Event Details
Title: Keeping Sport Clean: why Scottish athletes don’t dope? Dr Paul Dimeo and guests – FREE
From: 11/04/2012
To: 11/04/2012
Time: 6.30pm – 8pm
Location: Pathfoot Lecture Theatre
Cost: FREE. No booking needed
Contact: humanrace@rcsed.ac.uk
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