Dwain Chambers will now be part of the British Olympic team in London.
The sprinter is now eligible to compete after the Court of Arbitration for Sport overturned the British Olympic Association’s policy of lifetime bans for those who have served drugs bans.
Professor Tim Chappell, Director of the OU Ethics Centre, writes about the use of performance-enhancing drugs in sport. Is there a place for them? Should athletes be putting their health at risk to achieve medals? And will competing become more about the size of your wallet than your physique? Is there a place for performance-enhancing drugs in sport? Read the full article Professor of Philosophy on the use of performance-enhancing drugs in sport.
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- Professor Tim Chappell
- The OU Ethics Centre
- Free study unit: The Ancient Olympics: Bridging past and present
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