Paul Dimeo

Dr Paul Dimeo is a Senior Lecturer in Sport at the University of Stirling. Dr Dimeo's research interest and expertise relate to drug use in sport and anti-doping policy. Dr Dimeo was a visiting Fulbright Commission Scholar at the University of Texas, Austin from September to December 2012, working on a project entitled: ‘The Doping of Elite Athletes in International Sport and the Politics of the Cold War, 1950-1990'.

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Five questions for cycling chief Dave Brailsford

In his role as boss of professional cycling team Team Sky and former performance director for British Cycling, Dave Brailsford has enjoyed extraordinary success. His oversight started the ball rolling on an impressive haul of Olympic medals for Team GB over three tournaments, while Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins have...

Opinion 16/09/2016

Black & white anti-doping fight nears stalemate – how to break it

The world of anti doping in sport sometimes feels like a battle between opposing forces on the same side. The debate has become polarised between those advocating zero tolerance and those who want to accept performance enhancement as a reality to be managed. The latest leak claiming to reveal...

Features 04/07/2016

Seven steps to reboot the fight against doping in sport

The disqualification of Russia from the Rio Olympics appears to be a triumph for anti-doping. The World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) Independent Commission produced enough evidence to justify support for a ban from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). We might yet see other sports...

Opinion 06/06/2016

Opinion: Issues faced by critical academics in anti-doping

On 2 June I was removed from my position as Chair of the USA Cycling (USAC) Anti-Doping Committee. This was a voluntary role, for a newly formed committee. I had spent several hours on Skype in preparation for setting up the committee, including helping to decide upon the membership...

Features 01/03/2016

The truth about Knud: revisiting an anti-doping myth

The anti-doping movement may have been initiated on the basis of a myth. In ‘A brief history of doping’ on its website, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) mention Knud Enemark Jensen’s death, involving ‘traces of amphetamine’, as one of the key events which caused sporting authorities to introduce drug...

News 21/02/2016

Amateur doping shaping up to be sport’s latest test

The past few months have been traumatic for the world of athletics as it struggles to fight free of a suffocating doping and corruption scandal. On the flip side, it has been quite a turnaround for cycling, which has started to emerge from the dark days of the Lance...

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