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

Anti-Doping Research Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
Reasoning:

“Anti-Doping Research is one of the leading performance-enhancing drug research organizations in the world. Its mission is to help rid sport of performance-enhancing drugs by uncovering new drugs being used illegally and developing the tests to detect them.”

“About Us,” www.antidopingresearch.org (accessed Dec. 24, 2008)

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Description:

“Anti-Doping Research [ADR] is one of the leading performance-enhancing drug research organizations in the world. Its mission is to help rid sport of performance-enhancing drugs by uncovering new drugs being used illegally and developing the tests to detect them. The nonprofit organization is also part grassroots campaign, part collaborator and part think tank.

ADR was founded in 2005 by its CEO, Don Catlin, M.D., along with his son, Oliver Catlin, Vice President and CFO, and other colleagues. Widely considered one of the fathers of drug testing in sport, Dr. Catlin founded the first anti-doping lab in the United States, the UCLA Olympic Analytical Laboratory, and served as its director for 25 years. He has overseen drug testing at every level of sport, including Olympic, professional and collegiate, and he and his team are responsible for pioneering many of the drug identification techniques currently in use.”

“About US,” www.antidopingresearch.org (accessed Dec. 24, 2008)

Mission:

“With the goal of helping to rid sport of the influence of performance-enhancing drugs, ADR works to:

– Identify new performance-enhancing drugs being used in competition and develop the tests to detect them--as well as continually advance testing methods.

– Support on a case-by-case basis law enforcement, the media and other selected organizations with analysis of products and practices for potential doping products or methods.

– Foster education and discussion about doping and its consequences.

– Create and coordinate positive programs that encourage competitors of all ages and levels to stay clean.

– Collaborate with other organizations and individuals to achieve common anti-doping objectives.”

“ADR’S Mission,” www.antidopingresearch.org (accessed Dec. 24, 2008)

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