The Lessons of Crisis: Olympic Doping Regulation During the 1980s – Iron Game History – May, 2008

As demonstrated by the alarming number of drug scandals that seemingly appear in each fresh edition of our newspapers, performance-enhancing substances are increasingly noticeable features of contemporary sport and physical culture. Despite the sincere hopes of athletic officials, governmental leaders, and a large portion of the general public to deal with this situation, most current initiatives fail to adequately incorporate the lessons provided by previous attempts at the regulation of doping in sport.