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Tapio Videman, MD, DMSci Biography

Heritage Senior Scholar of Rehabilitation Medicine at University of Alberta
Con to the question "Should Performance-Enhancing Drugs Be Accepted in Sports?"

“The creativity of athletes and their advisors is amazing when it comes to not getting caught… The athletes have advisors who know how to use these substances and avoid detection. The athletes have supporters who get them the latest drugs before they are even on the market… Unfortunately, dopers put a shadow on super-talented, hard-training athletes who don’t dope.”

“‘Almost Impossible’ to Catch Cheating Athletes,” Express News, Aug. 27, 2004

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Heritage Senior Scholar, Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta, 1996-present
  • Professor, Sports Medicine, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland, 1989-present
  • Awarded, “Achievements in Musculoskeletal Research,” Finnish Rheumatology League, 1996
  • Recipient, “Volvo Award in Clinical Sciences,” International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1995 and 1998
  • Recipient, “Camp Scandinavia Award,” Finnish Spine Research Society, 1991, 1994 and 1995
  • Responsible for performing or controlling doping tests at World Ski Championships at Lahti, Finland, 1989 and at Val di Fiemme, Italy 1991, at the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, 1994 and at the World Ski Championships at Trondheim, Norway, 1997
  • Member, International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine
  • Member, Orthopaedic Research Society
  • Member, American College of Sports Medicine
  • Member, Medical Committee of the International Ski Association
  • DMedSci (Doctorate in Medical Science), University of Helsinki, 1970
  • MD, University of Helsinki, 1967
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