Last updated on: 11/21/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Craig Lord Biography

Title:
Swimming Correspondent at The Times
Position:
Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
Reasoning:

“Among some there is an attitude of resignation and self-justification that drugs are just part of sport. They’re not. They are part of cheating, part of dirty sport, part of everything that the Olympic spirit is not… As things stand, the more the public take hold of the idea that Marion Jones [disqualified American Olympic Gold Medalist for the use of steroids] was the tip of the iceberg, the less faith they will have in Olympic sports, the less keen they will be to send their kids to the pool, the smaller the audience will become… A sport is as good as the authenticity of its assets.”

“You Wearing The Right (Wrong) Suit And Genes?,” Swimmers World, May 2, 2008

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Swimming Correspondent, The Times, 1989-present
  • Swimming Correspondent, The Sunday Times, 1990-present
  • Al Schoenfield Award, International Swimming Hall of Fame, 2007
  • European Correspondent, Swimming World (US) and Swim News (Canada)
  • Deputy Editor, Times Online, 2000
Education:
  • None found
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?
  2. Would Allowing Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports Decrease Fan Turnout, Revenue, and Corporate Sponsorship?