Tag: Olympics

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July 28, 2016

A Sporting Chance: Had We Been Willing, We Could Have Moved or Delayed the Rio Olympics

by Adam R. Houston, JD, MA, LLM

It looks like the Rio Olympics are indeed going to happen; fingers crossed that all the things that could go wrong – from filthy aquatic venues, to collapsing infrastructure, to threats of terrorism – do not.…

May 31, 2016

Response to Zika and the Olympics Letter

The following letter was received by bioethics.net in response to our link to a letter written by professionals urging the Olympics to be postponed this year because of the threat of Zika.…

March 4, 2016

Ethics & Society Newsfeed: March 4, 2016

NIH vowed to move its research chimps from labs, but only 7 got safe haven in 2015 Nearly three years after the National Institutes of Health announced that hundreds of chimpanzees held for invasive medical experiments would be retired to a … Continue reading
October 8, 2009

"Academic Doping" is Just Plain Dumb (as Something to Fear)

The first media story I read about Dr. Vincent Cakic’s Journal of Medical Ethics paper about the ethical concerns about academic doping I was able to shrug off as just one more enhancement story.…

August 12, 2008

The Olympics Heat Up Debate on Enhancement

With the Olympic competitions heating up, the debates on enhancement, sport, and the human form have more than left the starting blocks in the newspapers and online.…

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July 27, 2012 6:15 pm

Caster Semenya And The IOC’s Olympics Gender Bender (The Daily Beast)

The visual comparisons are hardly conclusive—neither are her race times. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, according to critics of testosterone testing, who say that there’s been precious little research done on how the hormone actually affects female athletes. “These policies are based more on folklore than precise science,” says socio-medical scientist Rebecca Jordan-Young, the author of Brain Storm: the Flaws in the Science of Sex Differences and an author of a paper that criticized testosterone testing recently published by the American Journal of Bioethics.