Radio Times

Doping & The Olympics

August 10, 2016

Guests: Dennis Cardone, Mark Johnson, Eugen Dimant

There’s a renewed discussion about doping at the Olympic Games, since a moment earlier this week when American swimmer Lilly King chided a Russian competitor who had been banned for drug use. In this hour of Radio Times, we’ll talk with DENNIS CARDONE, Chief of primary care sports medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center, about the prevalence of drug use and the innovative methods serious athletes are using to evade detection. Then we’ll examine how doping has changed over the decades, with journalist MARK JOHNSON, author of the new book “Spitting in the Soup: Inside the Dirty Game of Doping in Sport”. And we’ll discuss what motivates people to cheat with EUGEN DIMANT, a lecturer and behavioral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania with a focus on immoral and criminal behavior.

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