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School of Law Hosts "Doping and the Culture of Sport"

The School of Law and Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution will present “Doping and the Culture of Sport,” a symposium that will take place Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 12 noon at the School of Law, Malibu. 

"Doping and the Culture of Sport" will feature a keynote presentation by Arne Ljungqvist, a pioneer in the fight against doping in sport; a showing of the award-winning film The War on Doping, followed by commentary by producer Bjorn Bertoft; and two panels including medical and legal experts, doping specialists, journalists, and athletes, discussing concerns related to doping, doping control, and what this means for the future of sport.

T.J. Quinn, investigative reporter for ESPN, will moderate the day's first panel, held at 2:30 p.m., titled "Doping in Sport: History, Impact, and Doping Control." Panelists include Dr. Don H. Catlin, former member, IOC Medical Commission; Dr. Thomas H. Murray, President Emeritus, Hastings Center for Ethics; Carie Graves, Olympic gold medalist; Steve Ungerleider, Visiting Scholar, University of Texas; and Pilar Alvarez-Laso, UNESCO.

At 4 p.m., moderator Mark Fainaru-Wada, reporter for ESPN and coauthor of the bestselling Game of Shadows, will lead a discussion of "New Trends and Strategies in Doping Controls and Tackling Cheating in Sport." Panelists include Ted Friedmann, GenTherapy Center, UCSD; Martial Saugy, Doping Control Laboratory, Lausanne; Juliet Macur, investigative reporter, New York Times; Richard McLaren, CAS arbitrator, University of Western Ontario; Mathieu Holz, criminal intelligence officer, INTERPOL; and Crissy Perham, Olympic gold medalist.

"Doping and the Culture of Sport" is free for the general public, but requires pre-registration. The price is $95 for 5 hours of MCLEE credit.

For more information, visit the School of Law website or contact Lori Rushford at (310) 506-6342.

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