Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
"Today, we continue to struggle with the problem of doping in sport. American athletes – in both Olympic and professional sports – are not immune from the temptation to abuse steroids and other substances...
Along with many others, I have been closely involved in [banning performance enhancing drugs]. In 1990, when I was chairman of the Judiciary Committee, I wrote the Anabolic Steroids Control Act, which added ‘anabolic steroids’ to Schedule Three of the Controlled Substances Act and began to list a host of substances falling within that definition. In 2004, I proposed legislation to update that law and added the substances ‘THG’ and ‘Andro,’ and their chemical cousins, to the list of anabolic steroids.
The reasons for these changes were simple: these substances not only pose great health risks, but they threaten the fundamental integrity of sport and send the wrong message to our kids – that cheating to get ahead is acceptable, no matter the cost.
So I worked hard to ban these substances, educate our youth and professional athletes, and reduce this wrongful behavior in American sports."
Sen. Biden’s opening statement at the International Convention Against Doping in Sports, May 22, 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:
US Vice President-elect, 2008-2017
US Senator (D-DE), 1972-2008
Chairman, Ranking Member, and Member, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, early 1990s-present
Chairman, Ranking Member, and Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, 1981-present
Co-Chairman, Senate NATO Observer Group
Co-Chairman, Senate National Security Working Group
Vice Chairman, NATO Parliamentary Assembly
Co-Chairman, Congressional Fireman's Caucus
Co-Chairman, Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus
Member, Senate Democratic Steering and Coordination Committees
Member, Congressional Air Force Caucus
Member, National Guard Caucus
Member, Senate Auto Caucus
Member, Senate Biotechnology Caucus
Member, Congressional Port Security Caucus
Councilman, New Castle County, 1970-1972
JD, Syracuse University College of Law, 1968
BA, History & Political Science, University of Delaware, 1965
Archmere Academy, 1961
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Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics, 2007
"Time to Knock Steroids Our of The Park," The Hartford Courant, Mar. 17, 2005
"Playing Hardball With Steroid Abuse," The San Francisco Chronicle, Dec. 16, 2004
Cowritten with Senator C. Grassley and Senator O. Hatch, et. al, "The Anaboloc Steroid Act of 2004," 108th Congress, 2004