Doping in Olympic Sport

Posted 7th March 2016 by Healthspan Elite

Healthspan Elite recently hosted a round table discussion in London covering the issues of doping in Olympic Sport.

The panellists debated the use of performance enhancing drugs in athletics and the issues facing the sport ahead of the Rio Games later this year. Panel members discussed the alternatives for athletes looking to gain a competitive edge, through nutrition, training and education.

The panellists discussed a number of issues including:

  • The potential issue of doping in football.
  • How doping can effect clean athlete’s outlook towards competition, the role of nutrition and supplementation.
  • The criminalization of doping.
  • The ideal future for Anti-Doping.

Chaired by:

  • David Slemen, MD of Elite Performance Partners and ex professional rugby union player


  • Nicole Sapstead, CEO, UK Anti-Doping
  • Kelly Sotherton, Olympic Medalist and Commonwealth Champion
  • Wendy Martinson OBE, Registered Dietitian & Sports Nutritionist
  • Chris Fisher, Head of Healthspan Elite

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