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Cafe Scientifique: Catch me if you can – doping in sport

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Time: 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Venue: Woody's, 5 Ram Passage, Kingston upon Thames
Price: free
Speaker(s): Professor Andrea Petroczi from the School of Life Sciences

Cafe Scientifique: Catch me if you can – doping in sport

Pop along to Cafe Scientifique at Woody's to enjoy the discussion over a drink. You don't need to be involved in science or technology to join us – just have an interest and open mind.

In 1982, physician Robert Goldman asked top athletes if they would take a hypothetical pill that would make them Olympic champions, but kill them in five years, writes Sam Hawyood.

More than half said yes.

Meanwhile, the Sochi Winter Olympics saw a record 2,453 drug tests carried out, but at least six athletes still thought it was worth running the risk.

This month's Cafe Scientifique will explore the morality and impact of doping in sport.

Presented by Professor Andrea Petroczi from the School of Life Sciences at Kingston University, this discussion will ask whether doping is necessary for extraordinary athletic performance.

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Contact: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing
Email: secmarketing@kingston.ac.uk

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