Founder and Director of Research at Lewisham Sports Medicine Clinic, Australia
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
"There is never likely to be a level playing field under the present system, in which one reads of positive test results being swept under the table. How will drug testing eliminate the genetic inequalities between athletes? How will testing improve the availability of top-level coaches and training facilities to all? How can it eliminate the inequality in financial incentives, allowing some athletes to train for 6 hours daily while others have to work to enable them to train for even 2 hours daily? We have swimming costumes that decrease drag in the water, resulting in faster times. These are not universally available, giving their owners an advantage. A level playing field will never exist in our present system. It is incongruous that in all this mess, only drugs are available to all... The whole area needs to be reviewed by an outside body with no vested interest in the outcome."
"Drugs, sport and the Olympics 2000-2004," The Medical Journal of Australia, Nov. 15, 2004
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:
Founder and Director of Research, Lewisham Sports Medicine Clinic, Australia, 1972 - present
Fellow, Australian College of Rehabilitation
Fellow, Royal Australian College of Physicians (RACP)