The “Armstrong era” forced cycling into deep soul-searching.
A massive doping problem in the Lance Armstrong era has inspired some useful reform ideas, but governance issues must be solved as well.
A damning report exposes doping and corruption at every level. And the Russians aren't likely to take the fall for everyone.
Is WADA an appropriate body to be entrusted with the sole authority to investigate doping in sport?
Proposed changes to anti-doping are likely to increase WADA's powers, but in the search to detect doping athletes, the innocent are likely to be punished along with the guilty.
Feet to the fire. Is athletics going the way of cycling?
Where can sport go when performance-related doping always seems one step ahead? The WADA report should open the door to a more rational future.
Stefanie Reid was a standout at the 2012 games.
Paralympic athletes are representing in Doha, while back home the welfare state is being attacked.
Mo Farah has said he wants to give back, but what about the system?
Without addresses inequalities in sport and diversifying funding, there will always be a problem in getting ordinary people interested in sport.
Hold your breath.
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The poor air quality at major sporting events can have a damaging affect on athletes' performance and health.
Level playing field?
The current anti-doping regulation clearly isn't working. Perhaps it is time to change our approach.
Stunning returns from Bolt, Farah and Ennis-Hill make the competition in Beijing one of the best yet.
Two news outlets have alleged there was widespread cheating in endurance sports between 2001 and 2012.
Organisers of the World Championship in Athletics will be on their toes after recent revelations of mass doping by endurance athletes. Here's what you need to know about doping and how to evade it.
Will Gatlin have more bolt than Usain?
Your guide to the events to watch and the athletes to follow in Beijing.
Man of the hour.
Coe must put an end to a dark era of athletics.
Bound for glory.
One day in 1995, one man jumped farther than anyone else, before or since. How did he do it?
Athletics' reputation could be about to plumb the same depths as cycling.
The world of sport has been rocked by the explosive allegations that surfaced over the weekend.
The UK’s Chris Froome dons the yellow jersey as he whips around a turn during the 17th stage of the 102nd Tour de France.
Even before this year's race began, only five or six riders had any real chance of winning.
Usain Bolt surprisingly synchronised his steps with Tyson Gay (left) when he broke the world record at the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics in 2009.
Synchronising his steps with the next fastest runner may have helped Usain Bolt win the world record in the 100 metre sprint.
Does training relentlessly and regularly lead to greatness?
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Parents want to simultaneously support and push their kids. But when it comes to sports, this mentality can backfire in subtle ways.
Even for middle-class families, the growing costs of youth sports can be a huge burden.
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In a $5 billion industry, there's no longer a level playing field.
It’s hard for a human to keep an eye all the players' performance in any game, such as this typical AFL match at the MCG in Melbourne. So let the machines do all the work.
When it comes to keeping an eye on all the action in sport a coach can only see so much. But machine learning can crunch all the data and look for improvements.
Whether kids play pickup sports or organized sports may have varying effects on their development.
Youth sports are viewed as a rite of passage in a child’s development. If the clichés that permeate sports broadcasts and locker room speeches are to be believed, sports participation teaches children…