Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
"The objects of doping control are clear. The essence of a sporting contest is that it should be fairly conducted, with the competitor's success or failure being the result of natural talents: speed, skill, endurance, tactical awareness - honed, it may be, by instruction, training and body maintenance in its widest sense. The much used metaphor - a level playing field - derives from sport. The use of drugs violates all such notions of equality: the drug taker starts with an unfair advantage. Success becomes the product of the test tube, not the training track. The interests of innocent athletes need protection by punishment of the guilty."
Michael J. Beloff, "Drugs, Laws and Versapaks," Drugs and Doping In Sport, ed. John O'Leary, 2001
Experts 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:
Practicing lawyer, Blackstone Chambers (England)
President, British Association of Sport and Law
Ethics Commissioner, London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, 2004-present
Chairman, International Cricket Council's Code of Conduct Commission, 2002-present
Arbitrator, Olympic Games, 1996-2008
Former President, Trinity College, Oxford University, 1996-2006
Visiting Professor, University of Buckingham, 2006
Senior Ordinary Judge of the Courts of Appeal of Jersey and Guernsey, 2005
Member, Court of Arbitration for Sport, 1996
Consultant Editor, Judicial Review Bulletin, Oxford Law, University of Oxford
Editor, Sweet & Maxwell International Sports Law Review
Deputy Judge, Queen's Bench Division, 1989-1996
First Chairman, Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association, 1986-1989