We Should Accept Performance-Enhancing Drugs in Competitive Sports

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

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  • Radley Balko

    For

    Radley Balko

    Senior Editor and Investigative Journalist for Reason magazine

  • Norman Fost

    For

    Norman Fost

    M.D., M.P.H., a Professor of Pediatrics and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin, and Director of the Bioethics Program

  • Julian Savulescu

    For

    Julian Savulescu

    Uehiro Professor of Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford

  • George Michael

    Against

    George Michael

    Legendary Sportscaster

  • Dale Murphy

    Against

    Dale Murphy

    Former Major League Baseball Outfielder and Catcher

  • Richard Pound

    Against

    Richard Pound

    Chairman of the World Anti-Doping Agency and a Partner in the Canadian Law Firm, Stikeman Elliott

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Radley Balko

For The Motion

Radley Balko

Senior Editor and Investigative Journalist for Reason magazine

Previously, Balko was a policy analyst for the Cato Institute specializing in civil liberties issues, where he published a paper on alcohol policy and a groundbreaking study on paramilitary police raids. He writes a biweekly column for FoxNews.com and publishes the personal blog, TheAgitator.com.

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Norman Fost

For The Motion

Norman Fost

M.D., M.P.H., a Professor of Pediatrics and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin, and Director of the Bioethics Program

Fost founded the Bioethics Program at the University of Wisconsin in 1973. He has published widely on ethical and legal issues in health care, and served on numerous federal committees, including President Clinton’s Health Care Task Force, and from 1994-1998 was an elected member of the Princeton University Board of Trustees.

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Julian Savulescu

For The Motion

Julian Savulescu

Uehiro Professor of Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford

Julian is director of the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and of the Program on Ethics and Biosciences in the James Martin 21st Century School. He is also head of the Melbourne-Oxford Stem Cell Collaboration, which is devoted to examining the ethical implications of cloning and embryonic stem cell research. His areas of research include the ethics of genetics, research ethics, medical ethics, sports ethics, and the analytic philosophical basis of practical ethics.

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George Michael

Against The Motion

George Michael

Legendary Sportscaster

George pioneered the sports highlight shows that fill the airwaves today. He was the creator and host of the nationally syndicated Sports Machine, originally called Sports Final at its inception in 1980. During his 27 years as sports director at NBC4, he earned more than 40 Emmy Awards for excellence in broadcasting. Michael is the host of the award-winning Redskins Report, The Joe Gibbs Show and Full Court Press.

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Dale Murphy

Against The Motion

Dale Murphy

Former Major League Baseball Outfielder and Catcher

Dale was a seven-time All-Star, five-time Golden Glove winner and two-time National League MVP with the Atlanta Braves. He started the iWon’t Cheat Foundation to help rid sports of drugs, and to educate kids about the dangers of performance-enhancing drugs and the ethical issues involved in using them.

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Richard Pound

Against The Motion

Richard Pound

Chairman of the World Anti-Doping Agency and a Partner in the Canadian Law Firm, Stikeman Elliott

Richard has been named to Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world for his relentless efforts to rid sport of performance-enhancing drugs. Pound was an Olympic finalist at the Games of the XVII Olympiad in Rome in 1960, is a 30-year member of the International Olympic Committee and is a former president of the Canadian Olympic Committee. He is currently the chancellor of McGill University in Montreal.

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  • Comment Link Mike Friday, 01 November 2013 10:03 posted by Mike

    I'll second Luke's message regarding Costas, who seems to have no clue as to what the role of a moderator should be. Even if you have an opinion on a topic (which Costas clearly does), a skilled and professional moderator recognizes his/her role is to facilitate the discussion. Costas, instead, openly displayed his bias, hijacked at least one line of discussion, and seemed intent on being a debater himself all while hiding behind the role of the moderator.

    I say all of this while intentionally not revealing the side with which I agree, as it's irrelevant to the point I wish to make.

  • Comment Link Luke Otfinowski Saturday, 27 April 2013 18:37 posted by Luke Otfinowski

    I was genuinely excited to view this debate, but was unfortunately immensely disappointed. Granted, i have been watching the latest debates with the new format which may have spoiled me, but this 3 panel format lacks flow, and most of all Bob Costas is an extremely poor moderator. The debate gets off topic often without direction, and it often seems like a 4 to 3 attack.

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