The Transparent Athlete

6 Pages Posted: 27 Sep 2012

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Benedikt Buchner

University of Augsburg - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2011


The national and international battle for clean and fair sport is in danger of losing sight of data protection and the personal rights of the athletes concerned. Through ADAMS ("Anti-Doping Administration and Management System"), the World Anti-Doping Agency has introduced a web-based registration system with a monitoring and control potential which is almost like that of an electronic tag. European objections have caused data protection standards to be raised to some extent in the worldwide fight against doping, but there remain substantial reservations with regard to data protection.

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Buchner, Benedikt, The Transparent Athlete (2011). Available at SSRN: or

Benedikt Buchner (Contact Author)

University of Augsburg - Faculty of Law ( email )

Augsburg, 86135

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