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Olympic drug testing is topic of 2 events

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When the world turns its attention to the 2002 Winter Olympics, they'll be hearing a lot about drug testing. But they don't have to wait for the Games to begin.

On Tuesday, the Utah Science Center, the Salt Lake City Library and KCPW team up to present the next Science in Society discussion, "Blood, Sweat and Tears: Has Olympic Drug Testing Gone Too Far?" It will be held in the lecture hall of the Main Library, 209 E. 500 South, at 6:30 p.m. Featured speakers include Dr. Steven Kern, assistant professor of pharmaceutics, bioengineering and anesthesiology at the University of Utah as facilitator; Dr. Douglas Rollins, medical director for doping control with the Salt Lake Olympic Committee and a professor at the University of Utah; Dr. Jeanette Roberts, professor of medicinal chemistry at the University of Utah; Dr. Andrew Subudhi, sports physiologist with the Orthopedic Specialty Hospital; and Bart Schouten, National Team all-around coach, U.S. Speedskating.

Two days later, on Thursday, Jan. 31, at 8 p.m. in the Sutherland Moot Courtroom at the S.J. Quinney College of Law on the University of Utah campus, a panel will discuss the premise: "Be it resolved: That drug testing of athletes in the Olympics and other sporting events cannot secure the integrity of sport."

The moderator is David Schwendiman, assistant U.S. attorney, adjunct professor of law and deputy coordinator of the Utah Olympic Public Safety Command. Panelists include Frank Shorter, Olympic gold medalist and chairman of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency; attorney and professional cyclist Lisa Peck; Keith P. Henschen, professor of sports psychology at the U.; Patricia A. Eisenman, chairman and professor of exercise and sport science at the U.; and Margaret P. Battin, U. professor of philosophy.