Archive | April, 2011



I Wish I was Twenty One Now – Final Report

As part of the project Doping and Australian Professional Cycling: Attitudes, Issues and a Pathway to a New Approach which gave rise to the report I wish I was Twenty One Now Beyond – Doping in the Australian Peloton we have submitted our final report to the Australian government. It is available here: ADRP Final Project […]


Valjavec CAS Decision

  For those interested the CAS decision in Valjavec is available:  Valjavec CAS award. We referred to the Slovenian Olympic Committee decision in our report I wish I was Twenty One Now Beyond Doping in the Australian Peloton. Having only had time to scan it this morning it appears that the link between reliable evidence […]


Anti-Doping and the two faces of the moral crisis.

“Anti-Doping: Rational Policy or Moral Panic” Conference, Aarhus, 18 -19 August 2011. Anti-Doping and the two faces of the moral crisis. Abstract. Martin Hardie, School of Law, Deakin University, Australia. I have previously discussed the manner in which anti-doping policy is played out within the society of the spectacle as a form of just war, […]


Cyclists, Anti Doping and Medical Monitoring – a better approach?

  In the Report “I Wish I was Twenty One Now” one of the disparities between the institutional and cyclists’ perspectives on anti-doping highlighted was the cynicism expressed concerning the rationale of the protection of athlete health. In discussions and interviews with cyclists, administrators and team staff, it became apparent that developing the connection between […]