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"The ripples are big": Storying the impact of doping in sport beyond the sanctioned athlete

Dr Kelsey Erickson’s new research has examined the experiences of elite athletes personally affected by other athletes’ doping behaviours, revealing that the effects are both far-reaching and enduring. Dr Erickson interviewed high profile competitive and retired track and field athletes from multiple countries and used the findings gathered to compose two creative non-fiction stories. In this blog post, she reflects on the purpose of her research and the stories she uncovered.

 Dr Kelsey Erickson

Coaches role crucial in fighting doping

In this blog post, Dr Laurie Patterson reflects on the recent news that Jon Drummond has received an eight year ban and explores how education needs to be at the centre of coaches engaging with anti-doping resources.

Doping in sport

In this post, Dr Susan Backhouse discusses the backlash in the sporting world after sprinters Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay failed a drugs tests.