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Working Zone 1A: 5 October 2018  11:30 - 12:50

Working Zone Excellence

What constitutes doping and fair play may not always be as black and white as it seems. Doping raises many questions, which can often differ depending on the context. For example, all athletes do things to optimise their physical performance: they might wear special clothing, they might undergo surgery to recover from an injury, they might use treatments to acclimatise to higher altitudes, and they might use drugs to increase muscle mass. All of the aforementioned actions, except for using drugs to increase muscle mass, are usually seen as acceptable. This session will feature a lively debate between two leading academics to stimulate new thinking around a commonly discussed issue.

Facilitator: Adnan Nawaz, News Anchor, TRT World, Turkey

  • Michael McNamee, Professor of Applied Ethics, College of Engineering, Swansea University, United Kingdom
  • Andy Miah, Chair in Science Communication & Future Media, School of Environment & Life Sciences, University of Salford, United Kingdom

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