Olivier de Hon (1972) is Manager Scientific Affairs of the official National Anti-Doping Organisation of the Netherlands, ‘Dopingautoriteit’. Besides his everyday dealings with doping issues, his former scientific projects include: the prevalence of doping use, effectiveness of anti-doping policies, determinants of doping use in elite athletes & visitors of fitness centres, gene doping, and the quality of illegal doping substances. These research projects culminated in a PhD-thesis called ‘Striking the Right Balance – Effectiveness of Anti-Doping Policies’ in 2016.
He is a member of the scientific advisory boards of the Health Base Foundation (Netherlands based pharmacist medication surveillance) and of the ‘Informed Sport’ program (UK based nutritional supplements testing scheme), member of the USA Cycling Anti-Doping Committee, coordinator of the anti-doping work package of the sub2hrs-project (see www.sub2hrs.com), and advisor to the polyclinic for users of anabolic steroids in Haarlem, the Netherlands. He is a volunteer guide of the Olympic Stadium in his hometown Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Last updated October 2017