Sports Law panel to discuss PEDs in sports


The Florida Coastal School of Law will host "Controlling the Uses of Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports: How to Maintain Competitive Balance without Destroying Due Process" on Thursday, April 22 from 12-1:30 p.m. in Room 585.

The national panel, moderated by Gina Donahoo (Assistant Professor of Lawyering Process, Florida Coastal School of Law), will address the contemporary issues facing sport leagues and governing bodies in testing athletes for the use of performance enhancing drugs. Topics for discussion include testing for human growth hormone, what qualifies as a PED, proper sanctions imposed on athletes who test positive, the impact of PEDs on a level playing field, protecting the athlete's interest as well as the amorphous topic of due process, and where the future is headed.

Panelists include Josh Kane (Associate Counsel & Drug Testing Program Administrator, LPGA), Andy Levinson (Executive Director, Anti-Doping Program, PGA Tour) and Travis Tygart (Chief Executive Officer, United States Anti-Doping Agency).

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