Last updated on: 7/1/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Tapio Videman, MD, DMSci Biography

Title:
Heritage Senior Scholar of Rehabilitation Medicine at University of Alberta
Position:
Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
Reasoning:

“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

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to performance enhancing drugs and sports. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to performance enhancing drugs and sports.
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
Education:
  • DMedSci (Doctorate in Medical Science), University of Helsinki, 1970
  • MD, University of Helsinki, 1967
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Are Existing Testing Efforts Effective in Detecting the Use of Performance Enhancing Drugs?