Prof. Doriane Coleman discusses drugs, sex, and Olympic sport online, Feb. 26

February 22, 2010Duke Law News

Feb. 22, 2010 — Professor Doriane Coleman will discuss issues relating to the Olympics and international sport in a live webcast beginning at noon, Friday, Feb. 26, on Duke’s Ustream channel.

To ask a question of Coleman in advance or during the webcast, send an email to, post a comment on the Duke University Live Ustream page on Facebook, or tweet with the tag #dukelive.

A former track and field athlete specializing in the 800 meters and competing for Nike and the Swiss and U.S. National Teams, Coleman won several national titles in both the U.S. and Switzerland. She was instrumental in helping launch her sport’s anti-doping protocols. Her article, “The Problem of Doping,” co-authored with Duke Law professor James Coleman, appeared in the April 2008 issue of the Duke Law Journal.

During her Office Hours interview, Coleman will discuss the continuing challenge posed for sports by endogenous substances and the issues implicated by the fact of intersex athletes, most recently raised by the case of 2009 800 meters World Champion Caster Semenya of South Africa.
Other News
  • Susan Akers JD/MEM ’91

    After majoring in biology at Wake Forest University, Susan Akers broke new ground for Duke Law students by pairing her JD studies with the pursuit of a graduate degree in environmental management from the Duke School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (now called the Nicholas School of the Environment).

  • Environmental Law and Policy Clinic comments on proposed international regulations for mining the ocean floor

    The Environmental Law and Policy Clinic weighed in on the first-ever regulations proposed for mineral exploitation of the ocean floor in June, emphasizing the need to protect deep-sea biodiversity and ecosystem function.  Little is known about life in the deep sea, a region scientists have only recently begun to explore, but discoveries over the past few years by Duke scientists and others have provided glimpses of an astonishing range of biodiversity — including unique life forms thriving in super-heated thermal vent environments.