Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
"WADA’s aim should be to stamp out cheating in sport. This is quite difficult to do, as the cheats are usually very clever. WADA instead is trying to maximise scalps of athletes who 'test positive for drugs', without apparent concern for whether they are actually cheating.
Instead of concentrating only on the genuinely performance-enhancing (and usually difficult-to-detect) drugs, the WADA banned list is ever-expanding. It now includes commonly used medications which are much easier to detect and 'might conceivably' be used for performance-enhancing in rare circumstances. Whether these rare circumstances exist when an athlete tests positive [doesn’t] seem [to] faze WADA, as there is a presumption of guilt rather than innocence."
"WADA is on The Verge of Losing the Plot," www.crikey.com.au, Aug. 1, 2008
Experts Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or other relevant advanced degrees, heads of professional sports leagues, and US Congress members with significant involvement in, or related to, performance enhancing drugs and sports. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Sports physician and sports injury researcher
Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University of Sydney
Editorial Board Member, American Journal of Sports Medicine, 2004-present
Editorial Board Member, British Journal of Sports Medicine, 2001-present
Board member, New South Wales Sporting Injuries Committee, 2000-present
Editorial Board Member, International Sportsmen Journal, 2000-present
Team Doctor, Sydney Roosters Rugby League Club, 1998-present
Conjoint Senior Lecturer, Sports Medicine, University of New South Wales, 1997-present
Injury Survey Coordinator, Australian Football League, 1992-present
Former Consultant Medical Officer, Australian Cricket Team - Indian tour, 2007
Former Team Doctor, New South Wales State of Origin, 2000-2006
Former Assistant Editor, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 2002-2004
Former Representative, Country Rugby League, 1998-2000
Former Club Doctor, Sydney Swans Football Club, 1994-1997
Former Team Doctor, Hawthorn Football Club, 1990-1991
MD, University of Melbourne, 2006
PhD, University of New South Wales, 2000
MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery), University of Melbourne, 1989