Last updated on: 8/28/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Paul Kelso Biography

Title:
Chief Sports Reporter for the Daily Telegraph
Position:
Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
Reasoning:

“The Beijing [Olympic] Games will see the largest anti-doping operation ever mounted at a sporting event…

The IOC has seldom been more in need of a clean Games but the uncomfortable truth is that it will not get one, regardless of how many samples are collected…

The threat of random testing remains a crucial deterrent to opportunists and a last line of defence against determined abusers but, two decades after the lid was blown in Olympic sport when Ben Johnson was disqualified in Seoul, the cheats are setting a pace that has exposed the limitations of the test-tube approach.”

“Beijing Plans Testing on Military Scale But Cheats Will Still Prosper,” Guardian, Aug. 1, 2008

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Chief Sports Reporter, Daily Telegraph, Aug. 2008-present
  • Sports News Correspondent, Olympics Correspondent, News Reporter and Internet Sports Editor, Guardian, 1998-2008
Education:
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Other:
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