The Regulation of Doping in U.S. And International Sports
Michael McCann, ed., Handbook on Sports Law, Oxford University Press (2017)
31 Pages Posted: 14 Apr 2017 Last revised: 21 Sep 2017
Date Written: 2017
This chapter examines the regulation of doping in U.S. professional and amateur sport, as well as the anti-doping regime for Olympic and international sport. Doping is generally defined as the presence, use or attempted use, trafficking, possession, or administration of any prohibited substance or method, as well as the evasion of, refusal or failure to submit to sample collection or to file whereabouts information, missed tests, or the tampering or attempted tampering with any part of doping control. Doping in sport jeopardizes the health and safety of athletes, undermines the fairness and integrity of sport competition, and is outright cheating. The fight or “war” against doping in sport is truly global, yet the regulatory schemes vary depending on the applicable sport governance authority. How doping in sport can be addressed effectively and fairly involves questions on the practical, political, legal, and ethical concerns related to doping, doping control, fair process, privacy, and impact on sport.
Keywords: Doping in Sport, Doping Regulation, Professional Sport, Amateur Sport, Olympics, International Sport, Sports Law
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