Last updated on: 12/19/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Daniel M. Rosen Biography

Title:
Author of Dope: A History of Performance Enhancement in Sports from the Nineteenth Century to Today
Position:
Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
Reasoning:

“Now, we’d all like the testing and the theories behind the testing that is done in the name of clean sport to be better. The better the testing, the more accurate the testing, the more likely we are to catch those who dope. Makes sense, doesn’t it?

We’d all like for the tests to be perfectly designed and perfectly executed. If that were the case, then only the guilty would get caught and the innocent would be spared any harm. That’s not the way the world works, however.”

“Towards A New Anti-Doping Approach, Part III,” Rant Your Head Off blog, Dec. 17, 2008

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Author of Dope: A History of Performance Enhancement in Sports from the Nineteenth Century to Today
  • Business Analyst, Stratagem, 2005-present
  • Publisher, “Rant Your Head Off” blog
  • Former photojournalist
Education:
  • Bachelors of Journalism, Univeristy of Missouri at Columbia, 1982
Other:
  • Category 3 bicyclist since the 1990s
Quoted in:
  1. Are the Laboratories Used to Test Athletes for Performance Enhancing Drugs Credible and Reliable?