This week the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) meets in Sydney to hear a case by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) against 34 past or present Essendon Football Club players. This hearing stems from…
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.
By laying charges against the Essendon Football Club, WorkSafe Victoria has accepted that its mandate extends to professional sports.
The implications of the bringing of OHS charges extend far beyond Essendon. For WorkSafe Victoria and professional sporting competitions, it is the equivalent of crossing the rubicon.
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.
Level playing field?
The current anti-doping regulation clearly isn't working. Perhaps it is time to change our approach.
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.
Man of the hour.
Coe must put an end to a dark era of athletics.
Tenpin bowling’s presence in the Olympics can be justified on many grounds.
Eight sports have presented their case for inclusion in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. But it was tenpin bowling’s application that generated the most debate in the media and the wider public.
Social networks gotta lotta cheek.
Boss by Shutterstock
Easy media stereotypes rather than clear evidence attributes performance enhancing drug supplies to organised criminals.
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.
Rohan Dennis leads the field out of Utrecht on the Tour’s second stage.
Victor van Werkhooven
Cycling's biggest race delivers speed, pain and danger to boost its popularity and profitability. And we wonder why doping leaves such a long shadow.
Galen Rupp embraces Coach Salazar after winning the 10,000-meter event last year.
The unfolding doping scandal involving Alberto Salazar and the Nike Oregon Project follows the same plot as that of Lance Armstrong and the US Postal Service cycling team.
Drug testing has improved but athletes are finding new ways to get around the rules and the technology.
Slack for Sepp?
We're all outraged by dopers and allegedly corrupt officials. Why, and are we justified?
Collingwood’s Lachlan Keeffe faces a ban of up to four years after testing positive to a performance-enhancing drug.
There may be career-ending sanctions for sportspeople who have inadvertently tested positive to a performance-enhancing drug after having consumed an illicit drug.
Thirty-four current and former Essendon players have been cleared of taking a banned substance during the club’s supplements program.
The so-called "blackest day" in Australian sport can now instead be described as the precursor to its foggiest period, following the exoneration of 34 Essendon players from taking a banned drug.
Time to lift the ban on doping?
The new report from world cycling's governing body has confirmed the obvious: doping is out of control. Why waste upwards of £50m a year on fighting it when we could start from the bottom up?
Armstrong on Oprah in 2013.
Lance Armstrong's tough punishment may look deserved, but it may just be the highest-profile example of what's wrong with anti-doping.