Paul Dimeo is Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport at Stirling University, UK. Verner Moller is Professor in the Department of Public Health at Aarhus University, Denmark.
This is a significant contribution in clearly describing the labyrinth of a global anti-doping system that is ineffective in fulfilling its intended purpose - catching cheats. Equally, the book powerfully conveys how athletes as a key stakeholder are disempowered within the global anti-doping system. Moreover, the book conveys a number of powerful examples that demonstrate the unjust and harmful impact that the application of the WADA Code has on athletes - an issue that to date has largely been absent from the public discourse ... an important resource for athletes, their representatives, sports administrators, and the public at large. - Brendan Schwab and Matthew Graham, World Players Association Anti-Doping regulation in elite sport has come a long way in recent decades, but as we've seen recently, it still has a long way to go. Paul Dimeo and Verner Moller bring to this issue an informed, independent perspective that is critical yet constructive, provocative yet pragmatic. Everyone involved in anti-doping - whether administrator, athlete or other - should read this important, eye-opening book. - Roger Pielke Jr., Center for Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Colorado