Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 31, 2013
On October 22, 2013, The Foundation for Global Sports Development partnered with the Professor Arne Ljungqvist Anti-Doping Foundation, the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law, and Sheppard, Mullin, Richter and Hampton, LLP to present "Doping and the Culture of Sport", a symposium held at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.
Geared towards those who are interested in both the historical efforts of the anti-doping movement and the future of doping in sport, this symposium convened experts from a variety of fields, such as law, sport, science, and medicine. After a keynote speech from Professor Arne Ljungqvist, the day began with a screening of the independent documentary, “The War on Doping,” followed by Q&A with Bjorn Bertoft, the film’s producer.
The first panel, titled “Doping in Sport: History, Impact, and Doping Control” was moderated by T.J. Quinn of ESPN. Quinn was joined by Professor Arne Ljungqvist, Dr. Don Catlin, Carie Graves, Dr. Tom Murray, and Dr. Steven Ungerleider. This group discussed important points, such as – is testing athletes a viable way to end doping in sport, despite its financial and scientific limitations, and what needs to be done to “win the battle” against doping.
The second panel was moderated by Mark Fainaru-Wada of ESPN and was titled, “New Trends and Strategies in Doping Controls: Tackling Cheating in Sport.” The panelists included Dr. Ted Friedmann, Mathieu Holz, Crissy Perham, Dr. Martial Saugy, and Richard McLaren. This group was able to examine the legal ramifications of doping in sport, as well as current and future performance-enhancing doping methodologies.
The Foundation for Global Sports Development also honored Professor Arne Ljun
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