October 20, 2014

Rick Collins Directs “Steroid Use, Abuse and Policy Symposium” at Hofstra University

ъглови легла с раклаHofstra Law to Host Conference Examining Steroid Use, Abuse and Policy

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In response to the ongoing controversy over steroid use in professional sports, Hofstra Law School today announced that it will host a conference titled “Steroid Use, Abuse and Policy Symposium” on Friday, October 29, 2010, from 10 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

“The issue of steroid use in sports has become more prevalent, pressing and controversial over the past several years,” said Dean Nora V. Demleitner. “By hosting this conference, Hofstra Law brings together key experts and stakeholders who will examine steroid use from a variety of perspectives, as well as positively impact the potential policy, legislative and legal approaches that will surely emerge in the near future.” [Read more...]

Canadian Football League – Summer Camp for Violators of NFL Steroid Policy

The Canadian Football League (CFL) is the only professional sporting league in North America that has not yet implemented steroid testing for its football players. Former WADA chief Dick Pound had previously called the CFL a “summer camp” for NFL players suspended for violations of the NFL policy on anabolic steroids and related substances [Read more...]

Dick Pound Nominated as President of Court of Arbitration of Sport

I find it hard to believe that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has nominated the controversial Dick Pound as President of the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS). Pound, as the head of the World Anti-Doping Association (WADA), was widely criticized for his highly prejudiced and unethical abuse of the position. If Pound is elected President of the CAS… [Read more...]

Steroid Debate Video For Steroid Use in Sports

Here are the video clips of panelists in the steroid debate that argue for the use of anabolic steroids and performance enhancing drugs in competitive sports i.e. Norm Fost, Julian Savulescu and Radley Balko. The video of panelists arguing against the motion, Dick Pound, Dale Murphy, George Michaels is available here. [Read more...]

Rep. Henry Waxman in Steroid Documentary 'Bigger Stronger Faster"

I interviewed the Chris Bell, the director of “Bigger Stronger Faster” on the eve of the world premiere of his acclaimed steroid documentary last night at the Sundance Film Festival. There are a lot of interesting comments about anabolic steroids. But I thought readers of the Steroid Report would be particularly interested in Chris’ observations on Rep. Henry Waxman, the Congressman behind most of the steroids in baseball hearings:

So I go into someone’s office who is a congressman and I’m a 33-year old kid at the time and I’m walking into his office… I’m really nervous. This guy is going to know it all – he’s going to have all the facts down, he’s going to be a politician, boom, boom, boom!” [Read more...]

Permitting Anabolic Steroids in Competitive Sports

Wow! This is the most impressive panel of intellectuals arguing that performance enhancing drugs, such as anabolic steroids and growth hormone, should be accepted in professional sports. An Oxford-style debate presented by Intelligence Squared US and sponsored by the Rosenkranz Foundation debated the motion, “We should accept performance-enhancing drugs in competitive sports.”

Panelists for the debate were Radley Balko of Reason magazine, Norman Fost, director of the Bioethics Program at the University of Wisconsin, and Julian Savulescu, director of the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and of the Program on Ethics and Biosciences in the James Martin 21st Century School, speaking for the motion. Sportcaster George Michael, former Major League Baseball all-star and founder of the iWon’t Cheat Foundation Dale Murphy and Richard Pound, former chairman of the World Anti-Doping Agency, spoke against the motion. Sports and broadcast host Bob Costas served as moderator. [Read more...]