Doping Performance Enhancing Drugs

The term Doping refers to the use of "performance-enhancing drugs" in order to gain a competitive edge in sporting events. Doping is widely viewed as unethical by most sporting organizations and many... more +
The term Doping refers to the use of "performance-enhancing drugs" in order to gain a competitive edge in sporting events. Doping is widely viewed as unethical by most sporting organizations and many organizations dole out heavy penalties against participants found to be engaging in the practice. Doping can take many forms, including the use of steroids, amphetamines, and medically unnecessary blood transfusions, to name a few. Opponents of doping cite the dangerous and negative health effects on athletes, improper pressure on "clean" athletes to dope to maintain competitive standing with doping athletes, and distortion of fair athletic competition, as reasons to ban the practice.    less -
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Amnesty for Armstrong? Lessons for the Compliance Practitioner

The Lance Armstrong saga continues to provide many lessons for the compliance practitioner. A recent article on ESPN.com, entitled “Lance calls for amnesty program”, reported that Armstrong has come out in favor of those who...more

Levick Weekly - January 11, 2013: Bank Of America Is At The Crossroads (Again)

In This Issue: - Herbalife Speaks For Itself As Ackman And Loeb Duke It Out - Lance Armstrong: Coming Clean Won’t Be Enough - Bank Of America Is At The Crossroads (Again) - White Collar Enforcement In 2013...more

Lance Armstrong: Coming Clean Won’t Be Enough

If Lance Armstrong is truly considering coming clean about his alleged use of performance enhancing drugs (PEDs), the benefits of doing so won’t amount to much unless he understands that there is more to repentance than...more

Will Livestrong Dieweak?

Anyone that has taken an interest in the expanding field of “personal branding” must have taken notice of the now epic fall of Lance Armstrong. For the uninitiated, Armstrong was a seven time Tour de France winner. He had...more

Biking and Litigation–They Don’t Mix

I am really disappointed to learn that Lance Armstrong may be stripped of his 7 Tour de France titles. He earned them. But the naysayers have always accused him of doping even as he has passed hundreds of drug tests and...more

The Wheels Keep Spinning Against Lance Armstrong

This time around, Lance Armstrong’s big battle is not against other cyclists in a road race; it’s with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). In June, the USADA opened an investigation into allegations that Armstrong used...more

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