Bertrand Fincoeur

Bertrand Fincoeur
University of Lausanne | UNIL ·  Institut des sciences du sport

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October 2011 - April 2015
KU Leuven
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  • Researcher

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Publications (29)
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The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have been held accountable for the “Russian crisis,” a major state-sponsored doping scandal, which began in 2014. The scandal has brought intense scrutiny on the IOC’s and WADA’s efficiency in curbing doping. This paper argues that their impaired credibility should no...
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In 2016, the Olympic Movement had to face a major crisis of state sponsored doping in Russia. This crisis raised suspicions about the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the World Anti-doping Agency’s (WADA) efficiency and integrity. This article focuses on the Russian doping case, as it offers rich and diverse empirical material that helps u...
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In this article, we elaborate on grey-area concepts in elite cycling. First, we show how grey areas take place in a certain lack of conceptual clarity in anti-doping regulations. Then, we analyse the changing attitudes of elite cycling stakeholders towards grey zones. Finally, we discuss our results by articulating the stance on grey areas with the...
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D'abord problématisé comme un enjeu de santé à partir des années 1960, le dopage se voit rapidement condamné au nom de l'éthique sportive. L'opposition posée entre dopage et éthique est cependant le fruit d'une construction socio-culturelle qui n'a pas toujours fait sens pour les acteurs du cyclisme. Avec la multiplication des scandales de dopage à...
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Doping in sport has been explored predominantly from a user-perspective, widely neglecting an analysis of the supply-side of the market for doping products. In this article, we aim to fill a gap in the existing literature by demonstrating that the supply chains of doping substances have evolved over the course of the past two decades, not least due...
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Communitarian policies in relation to doping markets. The evolution of the distribution of doping products in cycling Up until the end of the 1990s, thanks to a process of secondary socialization, doping practices in professional cycling were widespread and largely legitimated by the riders. In this article, based on numerous interviews, we aim to...
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Up until the end of the 1990s, thanks to a process of secondary socialization, doping practices in professional cycling were widespread and largely legitimated by the riders. In this article, based on numerous interviews, we aim to demonstrate that from 1998, the regulation of doping has progressively created the conditions for the development of a...
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The anti-doping policy is based on three institutional pillars of varying importance and officially relies on two major motives: the defense of sports ethics and the protection of athletes’ health. However, behind these official grounds, other considerations – i.e. moral, political and financial concerns – appear to shape anti-doping policy. Furthe...
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The objective of this article is to understand how the specific interactions between actors involved in the production of performance influence the socialization process by which cyclists learn their job. In particular, we try to understand how these interactions determine the reported attitudes towards doping products and methods. We focused on th...
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The doping issue by the yardstick of the various stages of the cycling career Since the Festina affair in midsummer 1998, talking about cycling has often meant talking about doping. Indeed for a decade the periods when it wasn't talked about these behaviours that divert cycling from its idealistic basis have been short. However we wish here to go b...
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The 1998 Festina affair marked the beginning of the end of an era for professional cycling: the one of doping organized by the teams themselves. For a decade an intensification of the controls, the suspension policy towards doped cyclists and the media's inquisitive attitude have led cyclists to reconsider doping behaviour as deviant whereas it was...
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Le paysage du supportérisme à risque en Belgique francophone est depuis quelques années en pleine recomposition. Sous l'influence de divers facteurs – impact de la « loi football », améliorations de l'infrastructure, travail des stewards ou des fan coaches, perfectionnement policier –, la violence dans les stades a sensiblement reculé et les incide...

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