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10 January 2018

Inaugural Lecture: Doping in Sport

  • 5:00pm
  • Lecture Theatre LDN.0.01, Loughborough University London
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Professor James Skinner will present his Inaugural Lectur: "Doping in Sport: What do we know?" this January.

The fight to eradicate the use of performance-enhancing substances in sport has been a matter of significant public attention in recent years. Perhaps no sport has been affected more than the sport of cycling. 

Indeed, many consider the genesis for the development of sophisticated modern anti-doping rules to have been the televised death of British cyclist, Tommy Simpson, in the 1967 Tour de France. It was in that year that the International Olympic Committee established its own anti-doping code. 

Over the next three decades, the fight against doping in sport continued, however, it was not until the scandal in the 1998 Tour De France that the need to address the doping issue was taken seriously. 

The lecture concludes by outlining future research directions for addressing drug use in sport. Find out more online

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