Last updated on: 12/15/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Richard Callicott Biography

Title:
Former Chief Executive of UK Sport
Position:
Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
Reasoning:

“Performance-enhancing drugs are not only prohibited because they violate the spirit of sport but because they can damage the health of athletes. The idea of allowing them in sport could lead to a situation whereby sportsmen and women are used as human guinea pigs for a constant flow of new, unregulated substances. The long-term effects don’t bear thinking about.”

“Yes or No? Question of the Week: Drugs in Sport,” The Times (London), Nov. 1, 2003

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Managing Director, Reddenhill Consulting Ltd.
  • Director, SBM Sports Ltd.
  • President, British Volleyball Federation and Volleyball England
  • Championship Director, World Junior Wheelchair Basketball championships, 2005
  • Director, British Paralymic Association, 2004
  • Chief Executive of UK Sport, 1999-2003
  • Championships Director, Disability World Athletics, 1998
  • Director of Sport, National Indoor Arena
  • Head of Sport, City of Birmingham (England)
Education:
  • None found
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?