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Doping in the UK: Alain and Dwain, Rio and Greg – Not Guilty?

Parry, S.J. (2006) Doping in the UK: Alain and Dwain, Rio and Greg – Not Guilty? Sport in Society, 9 (2). 269 - 296. ISSN 1743-0437

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Abstract

As ‘contractors to contest’, athletes must accept certain constraints, such as that against doping, in order to count as acceptable opponents. This essay is an attempt to explore the issue of doping in sport via applied ethics, showing how complicated and messy individual cases can be, and how our judgements about them are coloured by a range of moral possibilities and intersecting contextual features. Sometimes there just aren't any clear-cut answers. It examines four recent cases involving UK athletes, which present us with different though overlapping features, opening up a wide range of issues for consideration. It explores the adequacy and morality of the actions of the athletes and their support teams, and of certain rules, procedures, decisions and judgements surrounding these cases.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2006 Routledge. This is an author produced version of a paper subsequently published in Sport in Society. Uploaded in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Arts (Leeds) > School of Humanities (Leeds) > School of Philosophy (Leeds)
Depositing User: Leeds Philosophy Department
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2007 12:45
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 17:06
Published Version: http://www.informaworld.com/10.1080/17430430500491...
Status: Published
Publisher: Routledge
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/3340

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