New crisis facing sport


New crisis facing sport(2001, Nov 19) The Times, by D. Walsh

The controversial sport scientist Alessandro Donati from the Italian Olympic Committee is quoted for his concern about the state of doping and the prospect of gene doping. A tacit commitment is made that authorities know human growth hormone to be enhancing performance, ubt there's nothing they can do about it. Bengt Saltin is also quoted in a speech, where he cites genetic research that has enhanced the flight muscles of flies by 300%. Donati's book 'Campioni Senza Valore' (Worthless Champions, 1989) details his struggle, though the book was strangely withdrawn. This article alleges that Nebiolo was behind this. A very unusual and interesting article