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Matt Slater Biography

Sports journalist for the BBC
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Performance-Enhancing Drugs Be Accepted in Sports?"

“Without out-of-competition testing you can just about forget catching cheats – in-competition testing only catches the spiked or the stupid…

So let’s be clear: Wada’s mission is difficult, its limitations are legion and its intentions are among the very best.

But as Oscar Wilde once said ‘it is always with the best intentions that the worst work is done’.”

“Why the Code’s Not It for WADA,” Matt Slater’s Blog, BBC Sport, Feb. 19, 2009

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • BBC sports journalist, 2000-present
  • Recipient, Internet Sports Writer Award, Sports Journalists’ Association, 2007
  • BA, History and Italian, University of Leeds, 1996
  • Twitter handle: bbc_matt