Last updated on: 10/15/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

National Center for Drug Free Sport Biography

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

“Drug Free Sport’s experts have established a group of powerful and effective services to help athletic organizations create a drug free environment.”

“Our Services,” www.drugfreesport.com (accessed Oct. 7, 2008)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“Drug Free Sport is the premiere provider of drug prevention services for athletic organizations. Drug Free Sport administers comprehensive drug-testing programs, manages national and international collections, develops drug-testing policies and provides educational services to a wide range of clients in sport including the NCAA, the PGA TOUR, Minor League Baseball, several state high-school associations and over 200 colleges and universities nationwide. World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)-accredited testing for performance enhancing drugs and an extensive network of certified sports drug testing collectors are just a part of the total solution Drug Free Sport can provide for drug prevention needs.”

Email to ProCon.org from Daniel Regan, Director of Sales and Marketing, Oct. 15, 2008

Mission:

“Drug Free Sport was created because there was no national entity that focused on the specific needs of sports organizations. Many organizations tried to conduct their own drug testing, using inappropriate workplace models. Moreover, sports organizations needed specific, student-athlete targeted testing, as well as independent program management.”

“Who We Are,” www.drugfreesport.com (accessed Oct. 7, 2008)

Other:
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