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Richard Boock Biography

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

“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
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  • 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?