Please Explain: Doping

Friday, July 27, 2012

More than 100 athletes have been banned from competing in the London Olympics because of doping suspensions. Doping allegations have become common in many sports, most notably in cycling, baseball, and track and field. Dr. Dennis Cardone, associate professor of sports medicine at NYU Langone’s Center for Musculoskeletal Care, and Dr. Gary Wadler, clinical associate professor in the Department of medicine at Hofstra University, explain how performance-enhancing drugs work, how they're detected, and how doping has been addressed in sports. Dr. Wadler served as the Chairman of the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) Prohibited List and Methods Sub-Committee and serves as an ex-officio member of WADA’s Health, Medicine, and Research Committee. He is the lead author of the textbook Drugs and the Athlete.


Dr. Dennis Cardone and Dr. Gary Wadler

Comments [9]

lisnah from NJ

It seems obvious that Serena Williams is doping (comparing her physique with her sister). What are the testing procedures in tennis?

Jul. 27 2012 01:54 PM
Truth & Beauty from Brooklyn

Horses are not supposed to have caffeine or theobromine, which are both found in chocolate. Some people also try to give them cocaine, which also has a stimulant effect on horses, but, as with humans, it can be unpredictable.

Jul. 27 2012 01:52 PM
Jeff Pappas from Dumbo

Please explain WHY our congress n Senate get involved in Baseball Doping, from what I understand they are NOT illegal drugs just illegal in pro sports

Jul. 27 2012 01:52 PM
Irma from Brooklyn

Which testosterone effects are reversible and which are not? The Dr said some are and some are not but did not specify.

Jul. 27 2012 01:52 PM
Mike from Westchester

How do you ensure that it's not a false positive?

Jul. 27 2012 01:50 PM
bob from NYC

your guest talked about intent. students use memory enhancements to be better in their studies and better than others, so their intent appear to be morally justified. should we allow them to be used or prohibited?

Jul. 27 2012 01:50 PM
Andy w from Brooklyn

Can your guests weigh in on the Lance Armstrong investigation by the USADA. Apparently he's never failed a test and yet there is a massive trial being in the media against him and his former colleagues.

Jul. 27 2012 01:45 PM

The Olympic Games are a testament to the human quest of the indomitable athlete for the ultimate, undetectable performance-enahancing substance.

Jul. 27 2012 01:45 PM
P.M. in The East Village from East Village, NYC

How do 'masking agents' work?

Jul. 27 2012 01:40 PM

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