Sports officials brace for the threat of gene doping


Sports officials brace for the threat of gene doping(2002, Mar 21) Salt Lake Tribune by Smith, C. [link]

A number of recommendations are offered in this article about how the sports world should progress in its policy making about genetic technology. Stress is placed on international networks and harmonisation and the challenges presented by detection and testing. Yet, very often little is expressed about the difficulties of harmonising values. Societies have struggled for centuries to find common values and yet this notion of harmonisation appears as the solution to all the problems in sport. Yet, very little about the organisation of anti-doping relies on inter-governmental and intra-governmenal alliances.