BBC Radio Five Live (22 Feb, 2007)


At 1209am, 8 minutes after the official release of the Select Committee report into Human Enhancement Technologies in Sport within the UK, I gave an interview for BBC Radio 5 Live about its conclusions. I hadn't actually read the final report by this time, but commented on the general principle of its main conclusions. I spoke mainly about the broader 'enhancement' context, which is not addressed fully by this report. However, my detailed reading of it indicates that they wish to invest into ethical research which could survey the prospects for anti-doping. While it is not obvious that this should imply anything other than endorsing the overall principle of anti-doping, there is recognition that sports are immersed in a vast technological culture and that the values of antidoping might be subject to redefining over time. The report can be found online at:

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmsctech.htm