April 21, 2014

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...]

Steroid Debate Video Against Steroid Use in Sports

Last week, I told you about a fascinating debate where panelists argued for and against the motion “We should accept performance enhancing drugs in competitive sports.” Although I thought the panel against the motion was outmatched by Norm Fost, Julian Savulescu and Radley Balko, it was still a very interesting debate. Now video and audio of the debate is available. [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┬áthe 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...]