Activity: Talk and presentation › Professional or public presentation › Popular
The quest for being the best is iconic for many people. Whether it is professional sport or amateur sport, participants are exploring the boundaries of how fast they can get to the finish line. They all aim at improving their performance in every race, as the winner takes it all! We are in awe of impressive achievements, yet at the same time we question them because stories of doping use keep popping up. In this Science cafe we explore the (mis)use of doping with two eminent speakers on this topic. Our first speaker, Prof. Hidde Haisma, will introduce what doping actually is, and will explain the new developments in doping, notably the use of gene doping. Our second speaker is sport philosopher Dr. Ron Welters who will question our attitude toward the use of doping. What are the boundaries? Which technical and medical advancements do we find acceptable to use as performance enhancers, and which ones not? Is being the fastest or strongest the only thing or is there still something like ‘the Spirit of Sport’? We look forward to discuss these issues with the speakers and with you in this Science cafe!