Live debate between Prof Yannis Pitsiladis & Dr Paul Dimeo, chaired by CW’s Dr Michael Hutchinson, followed by audience Q&A
The debate will take place at the University of Brighton (Eastbourne) on Tuesday March 29, from 12:00 to 13:45. You can also watch a live-stream by returning to this page on the day.
In two recent comment columns for Cycling Weekly, anti-doping specialists Dr Paul Dimeo (University of Stirling) and Professor Yannis Pitsiladis (University of Brighton) set out their sharply contrasting views on how to tackle doping in sport.
In front of an audience of fellow experts, athletes and sports fans at the University of Brighton, Dimeo and Pitsiladis will debate the future of anti-doping and how sport should strive to protect athletes, reinstate the principles of fair competition, and regain credibility.
The event will be chaired by former national time trial champion and Cycling Weekly columnist Michael Hutchinson.
Read up on what the speakers think about the future of anti-doping
Expert opinion: Professor Yannis Pitsiladis from the University of Brighton is developing anti-doping tests using genetics-based technology
Expert opinion: Dr Paul Dimeo, senior lecturer in sport at the University of Stirling, specialises in the research of drug…
To foreground the debate, Dr Richard Budgett, Medical and Scientific Director of the Olympic Committee (IOC), and Dr Olivier de Hon of Doping.nl, the Anti-Doping Knowledge Centre, will speak about the latest work of their respective organisations.
This is a free-to-attend event, subject to available places. Secure your place now (up to four persons per booking) by emailing: Y.Pitsiladis@brighton.ac.uk.
Venue address: Hillbrow Lecture Theatre, 1 Denton Road, Eastbourne, BN20 7SR.