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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Saint or Sinner?: A Reconsideration of the Career of Prince Alexandre de Merode, Chair of the International Olympic Committee’s Medical Commission, 1967-2002
Authors: Dimeo, Paul
Hunt, Thomas M
Bowers, Matthew
Contact Email: paul.dimeo@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: International Olympic Committee
Prince Alexandre de Merode
Issue Date: Apr-2011
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Citation: Dimeo P, Hunt TM & Bowers M (2011) Saint or Sinner?: A Reconsideration of the Career of Prince Alexandre de Merode, Chair of the International Olympic Committee’s Medical Commission, 1967-2002, International Journal of the History of Sport, 28 (6), pp. 925-940.
Abstract: This article explores the role of Prince Alexandre de Merode in heading the IOC’s fight against drugs from the 1960s to 2002. History has not served de Merode very well. He has been presented in simplistic ways that emerge from context rather than evidence – as either a saint or a sinner. IOC-sanctioned accounts cast him in the mould of the saint: a moral and intelligent man who saved sports from doping. In contrast, sports academics have tended to portray him as a sinner: an ineffectual leader who did not develop either the testing systems or the punishments required to prevent doping and who deliberately concealed evidence of high-profile doping cases. This article assesses both representations before presenting information to support a richer and more complicated interpretation.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/2977
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09523367.2011.557912
Rights: Published in International Journal of the History of Sport by Taylor & Francis
Affiliation: Sport
University of Texas At Austin
University of Texas At Austin

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