“Get the facts, or the facts will get you.”
– Dr. Thomas Fuller (1654-1734)
The video podcasts and articles available below make for solid starting points to the subject of anti-doping in sport.
The Equine Drug Research Institute
The Equine Drug Research Institute (EDRI) produced this video to document the concept and goals behind the organization, the main mission being to protect the integrity of equine sporting events, the health and well-being of horses, and to assure a fair and level playing field for all participants. (8 minutes, 48 seconds)
Introduction to Sports Doping Control
This informational video was made by Agilent Technologies in 2004 for distribution to the media before the Athens Olympics. Caroline K. Hatton, Ph.D. (UCLA Olympic Lab consultant at the time) and Stuart P. Cram, Ph.D. (Agilent Technologies) appear in it. (2 minutes, 20 seconds)
Carbon Isotope Ratio Test
(CIR, IRMS, isotope ratio mass spectrometry.)
The CIR test is a urine test that can determine whether anabolic steroids were naturally made by the body or came from taking a prohibited substance. Dr. Catlin helped develop and was the first to use the carbon isotope ratio test in the 1990s.
(Isoelectric focusing, IEF test, gel, French test.)
This EPO (erythropoietin) test is a urine test that can determine whether a blood booster found in urine was naturally made by the body or came from taking an artificial (“recombinant”), prohibited form of EPO. At the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Dr. Catlin reported the blood booster, darbepoetin alfa, a long-acting form of EPO, for the first time in sports.