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The Mitchell Report and Beyond: Steroids, HGS and the Future of Baseball


New Haven, Conn. — Yale University will host a free, public panel on the recently released Mitchell Report on March 4 at 5 p.m. in the Sterling Law Building, Room 122.

The Mitchell Report has brought national attention to the role of performance-enhancing substances in baseball. From Capitol Hill to the sports pages, the conversation has focused on who did what, where and when. This interdisciplinary panel seeks to move beyond questions about individual users and examine the Mitchell Report from a broader perspective. What did the Mitchell Report actually say? What are its implications for baseball and for other sports? How should professional sports address the issue of performance-enhancing substances in the future? The panelists will tackle these issues from medical, legal, business and media perspectives.

Panelists will be journalist Jim Golen, Peter Jokl, Joe Ravitch and Michael McCann. Moderator will be Harold Hongju Koh, dean of the Yale Law School and longtime Red Sox fan.

Golen (MSL ’99) has been a reporter for The Associated Press for almost 20 years, covering sports in Boston for the world’s largest newsgathering organization since 1995. He has covered five Super Bowls, three Olympics and three World Series, including the Red Sox victories in 2004 and ’07. Previously, he worked for the AP in New York, Minneapolis, Baton Rouge and Buffalo, N.Y.

Dr. Jokl (Yale School of Medicine ’68, Yale College ’64) is professor and vice-chair of the Yale Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation and the Section Chief of Yale Sports Medicine. He is the former president of the American Academy of Sports Physicians

Ravitch (Yale Law School ’88) is managing director in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs with responsibility for the media and entertainment sector within the firm’s Telecom, Media and Technology (TMT) Group. Ravitch works with many of the large diversified entertainment companies around the world.

McCann (JD UVA, LLM Harvard) is associate professor of law at Vermont Law School and author of “Sports and the Law” column for Sports Illustrated and


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