Tagged Doping

Doping rears its head in the World Athletics Championships

By Pierre Lechat, November 5 2019 — The World Athletics Championships in Doha are likely to be remembered for their negative aspects, rather than for their positives. The problems and polemics have piled up — an empty, air-conditioned stadium, extreme heat resulting in physically dangerous conditions for the athletes, and worker exploitation in Qatar. That…

Legalization won’t change the prohibition of cannabis in varsity sports

By Kristy Koehler, September 28 2018 — Recreational cannabis will become legal in Canada on Oct. 17. How will this impact varsity athletics? The short answer, according to president and CEO of the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) Paul Melia, is that it won’t. “We want athletes to remember that they are liable…

It’s time to re-evaluate doping in sports

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, September 20 2016 — After a tumultuous year, the leaders of 17 National Anti-Doping Organizations held a summit in Copenhagen, Denmark from Aug. 29–30 to discuss the effectiveness of global anti-doping efforts. The summit follows a controversial decision from the International Olympic Committee to not place a blanket ban on Russian athletes…

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