Monday, October 27, 2008

Head of Sports Doping Inquiry Charles Dubin Passes Away

Charles Dubin, former Chief Justice of Ontario, has died. Dubin was 87.

He is best known to the general public as the head of the 1990 Commission of Inquiry into the Use of Drugs and Banned Practices Intended to Increase Athletic Performance or the Dubin Inquiry.

That inquiry was launched after Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson was stripped of his gold medal in the 100m dash at the 1988 Olympics. Johnson had been taking a banned substance.

The CBC Archives have news clips covering the Dubin Inquiry.

Earlier Library Boy posts about doping include:
  • World Cup 2006 in Germany - The Law on Doping in Sports (May 26, 2006): "The World Cup of Soccer, perhaps the world's greatest sporting extravaganza with the exception of the Summer Olympic Games, is taking place this June in Germany. And where there's international sports, there's the use of performance-enhancing drugs, or 'doping'."
  • Australian Parliamentary Library Research Paper on Olympic Games (June 4, 2008): ""This paper provides brief background information for Australian Parliamentarians on the origins of the Olympics and a snapshot of the development of the Games since the first modern Olympics were held in 1896 (....) Among the political and social issues that are addressed are: amateurism, commercialism, doping, gender, race and political conflict."
  • Updated Research Guide on International Sports Law (July 28, 2008): "The GlobaLex collection at the New York University School of Law has just updated its International Sports Law research guide (...) There are sections on doping, women and sports, violence as well as suggested sports law bibliographies, databases and periodicals."

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 12:09 pm


Blogger Connie Crosby said...

I am sorry to hear about Dubin's passing. I remember watching him on TV during that inquiry--I don't recall if it was the news coverage or if they actually broadcast hearings from the inquiry--and really admired him since those days. I didn't know a lot about law and inquiries at the time, but felt he had a balanced approach.

7:20 pm  

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