Doping debate film: sporting figures, including Kelly Sotherton, debate doping

Following the news that more than 100 athletes have tested positive for Meldonium since January 2016 Healthspan Elite hosted a roundtable discussion in London about the issue of doping in Olympic sport.

Credit: Healthspan Elite

The panelists, including Nicole Sapstead (CEO UK Anti-Doping), Kelly Sotherton (Olympic medalist) Wendy Martinson OBE (nutritionist to elite sport) and Chris Fisher, Head of Healthspan Elite (a supplier of high-quality vitamins and supplements) debated the use of performance enhancing drugs in athletics and the issues facing the sport ahead of the Rio. Panel members discussed the alternatives for athletes looking to gain a competitive edge, through nutrition, training and education.

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The clips include comments from Kelly Sotherton (who discusses openly witnessing an athlete doping at an event), the criminalisation of doping and the nutrition and education alternatives for athletes in all sports.

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See some clips from the discussion below and let us know your thoughts