Last updated on: 11/14/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Peta Bee, MSc Biography

Title:
Freelance sports and medicine journalist
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
Reasoning:

“Perhaps the greatest benefits to be obtained from many banned substances are not that they build bulk but that they speed up recovery from training, increase fast-twitch muscle fibre and enable those who use them to achieve a greater physical output from the same amount of effort in training. Surely these are effects that are potentially as helpful in golf as in other sports, particularly as it becomes a more athletic game.”

“Top of the Drugs List and Heads in the Bunker,” The Guardian, July 25, 2008

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Freelance journalist for The Times, Health and Fitness, Daily Mail, Guardian, Evening Standard, and the Sunday Times
  • Winner of the Medical Journalist Association Freelance Journalist of the Year Award, 2008
  • Winner of the Fitness Professional of the Year Award, 2003
Education:
  • MSc (Master of Science), Nutrition, Leeds Metropolitan University, 1994
  • BA, Human Movement Studies, Leeds Metropolitan University, 1990
Other:
  • None Found
Quoted in:
  1. What Are Some Examples of Legal Performance Enhancing Substances that Athletes Are Allowed to Use?