Announcing our next TalkScience@BL event: "Doping in sport: fair game?"

Doping in sport

Join our expert panel to debate the ethical, social and legal implications of doping in sport

Published date:

Tuesday 28 June

18.00 -20.30

Optimising sporting achievement through training and diet is an accepted part of athletic activity whereas performance enhancing drugs like steroids and EPO are banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency. 

If sport is about pushing the limits of human potential, are drugs an inescapable and integral part of athletics? Or do performance enhancing drugs devalue sporting achievement and deprive athletes of a level playing field?  

How widespread is doping in professional sports and what impact does this have on amateur athletes and young sportspeople? What are the long term effects of doping on athletes’ physical and mental wellbeing?  

Join us to discuss the issues with our expert speakers 

  • Professor Andy Miah (Chair in Science Communication & Digital Media, School of Environment & Life Sciences, University of Salford)
  • Nicole Sapstead (Chief Executive of UK Anti-Doping)
  • Professor Chris Cooper (Professor of Biochemistry at the  University of Essex and author of “Run, Swim, Throw, Cheat”)
  • The event will be chaired by Owen Gibson (Chief Sports Correspondent, The Guardian)

Tickets (£5) are available here.