Last updated on: 12/24/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Anthony P. Millar, MB Biography

Title:
Founder and Director of Research at Lewisham Sports Medicine Clinic, Australia
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
Reasoning:

“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

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)
Education:
  • MB, (Medicinae Baccalaureus) school unknown
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Would Allowing Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports Decrease Fan Turnout, Revenue, and Corporate Sponsorship?