Sporting bodies must up their game in the fight against doping

Ian BoardleyFrom Ben Johnson to Lance Armstrong, with countless others in-between, there has been no shortage of high-profile doping scandals to shake the sporting world in recent decades.

But while sport’s governing bodies have made significant strides in combating the use of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) at the top level, more needs to be done to tackle the problem further down the ladder – including among our budding stars of the future.

Dr Ian Boardley, Lecturer in Sport Psychology and Education in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, discusses the issues in the Birmingham Brief.

Read the full brief here