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Doping Expert Appointed to USA Cycling Advisory Committee

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John Gleaves, associate professor of kinesiology, a doping research expert with a focus on ethics and cycling, was appointed April 18 to the USA Cycling team’s new advisory Anti-Doping Committee.

Gleaves, co-director of CSUF’s Center for Sociocultural Sport and Olympic Research, is one of eight experts appointed to the committee that will evaluate the team’s anti-doping efforts and determine the best testing and cost effective and credible deterrents. He has authored several books, including A Global History of Doping in Sport: Drugs, Policy and Politics and The 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games: Assessing the 30-Year Legacy. His book, co-authored with Matthew Llewellyn, the center co-director,The Rise and Fall of Olympic Amateurism, is due out in August.