Last updated on: 11/17/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Richard Boock Biography

Title:
Author and sports journalist
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
Reasoning:

“It’s unclear why we continue to beat ourselves up over performance-enhancing drugs, it’s not as if international sport has a great tradition of being pure and clean. Up until 1968 it was a free-for-all; over the next 20 years it was only moderately restricted, and even now the poachers seem light years ahead of the game-keepers”

“Drug Testing Just Dopey,” Sunday Star Times, July 31, 2008

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Cricket Correspondent, Sunday Star-Times (New Zealand)
  • Chief Cricket Writer, New Zealand Herald
  • Nominated, Millennium Hotels Award for Sports Column/Opinion, 2008 Sir Terry McLean National Sports Journalism Awards
Education:
  • None found
Other:
  • His brother Stephen is a former professional cricket player
Quoted in:
  1. Does the Use of Performance Enhancing Drugs Violate the "Spirit of Sport"?
  2. Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?