Sports Integrity Initiative: Blurred lines – The dangerous demonisation of performance enhancement

Doping, Sports Law

Performance enhancement is a dirty phrase in elite sport, but is the condemnation justified? The Sports Integrity Initiative and former Olympic sprinter Craig Pickering discuss the legal and moral implications of vilifying an athlete’s efforts to improve performance, in any form. 

Sports Integrity Initiative: Sharapova, ignorance, and WADA’s culpability

Doping, Sports Law

Ignorance of the law is no excuse.

Since the evolution of justice, this principle has endured; a person may not escape liability for the violation of a law simply for not knowing it existed.