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Beyond antidoping and harm minimisation: a stakeholder-corporate social responsibility approach to drug control for sport
  1. Jason Mazanov
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jason Mazanov, School of Business, UNSW-Canberra, Canberra, ACT 2610, Australia; j.mazanov{at}


Debate about the ethics of drug control in sport has largely focused on arguing the relative merits of the existing antidoping policy or the adoption of a health-based harm minimisation approach. A number of ethical challenges arising from antidoping have been identified, and a number of, as yet, unanswered questions remain for the maturing ethics of applying harm minimisation principles to drug control for sport. This paper introduces a ‘third approach’ to the debate, examining some implications of applying a stakeholder theory of corporate social responsibility (CSR) to the issue of doping in sport. The introduction of the stakeholder-CSR model creates an opportunity to challenge the two dominant schools by enabling a different perspective to contribute to the development of an ethically robust drug control for sport.

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