Does Anti-Doping Do More Harm Than Good?

Start Date:
25th February 2016

End Date:
25th February 2016

Start Time:
6 pm

End Time:
7.30 pm

Event title: Does Anti-Doping Do More Harm Than Good?
Venue: University Centre Shrewsbury, Guildhall, Frankwell Quay, Guildhall, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 8HQ
Name: University Centre Shrewsbury
Email: N/A
Telephone: 01743 291185
Event description: Free event to place the focus on arguments surrounding anti-doping An international expert on the management of drugs in sport is visiting University Centre Shrewsbury to share his insights and pose the question of ‘Does Anti-Doping Do More Harm Than Good?’

Dr Jason Mazanov will travel from the other side of the world to discuss his research in this field with students, staff and the community. Dr Mazanov, from the University of New South Wales, Australia, said: “The World Anti-Doping Code was introduced to protect the integrity of sport in 2003.

“The recent scandals engulfing the International Association of Athletics Federations add to evidence indicating that the anti-doping stance and policy have done little to arrest doping, and consequently protect the integrity of sport.

“Instead, anti-doping has created new harms to the credibility of sport, from governance failures that exclude athletes from decision-making through to discrimination against women, children and non-elite sport.

“This raises the question whether anti-doping can protect sport’s reputation and principles, or a different approach to either drug control or the integrity of sport is needed.”

Dr Mazanov has developed a strong interest in the role of performance enhancement more broadly, with his research spanning more than a decade, and a special interest in so-called cognitive enhancing drug use in education.

To book places at this public lecture go to or call 01743 297185.

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