PUBLISHED:February 22, 2010

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

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.