Hastings International and Comparative Law Review


Elite athletes have a long history of using various doping methods to enhance performance, from ingesting cocaine to injecting growth hormones. The World Anti-Doping Agency has taken a number of steps to rid sports of doping to level the playing field for all athletes. A new frontier in doping, however, is beginning to emerge in the form of genetic doping, whereby athletes may alter their genetic makeup to improve performance and speed recovery from injuries. This note discusses various legal implications and concerns of the rising threat of genetic doping to international sports.