Caroline Hatton was born in Normandy to Vietnamese immigrants and grew up in Paris. She has a pharmacist degree from the University of Paris and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California at Los Angeles. She worked as the Associate Director of the UCLA Olympic Laboratory for a decade and a half, testing athletes for performance-enhancing drugs.
"Readers will certainly understand one of the more complicated subtexts of the upcoming Olympics much better after spending some time with this slim, readable offering. ('sports smarts, ' author's note, glossary, resources, index)" --Kirkus Reviews
"Fair-minded and kid-friendly. . . . Teachers and young readers will appreciate Hatton's personable manner and her keen perspective on this timely subject." --School Library Journal "Hatton charts new territory providing a look at the lab that works to keep athletic competitions fair. This is an outstanding resource for reports on drugs in sports or the Olympics." --Library Media Connection