On their knees. Scrutiny and stigma for athletes has ramped up.
The history of the fight against drug taking in sport shows us why we're in such a mess right now.
French authorities investigating.
There are days when you just want to think about buttercups and Jamie Vardy.
Down but not out.
Maria Sharapova faces a ban from tennis after testing positive for a banned substance. But there is reason to believe that both she and her sponsors will make a comeback.
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Health risks loom as weekend athletes aiming to beat their mates become a new frontline for anti-doping.
Tennis is a sport very suitable for corruption in this hyper-commercialised era.
For the most part, Australian sports are heavily regulated and proactive in addressing doping. The same cannot be said about gambling.
Athletes are marginalised in anti-doping processes led by the World Anti-Doping Agency.
Having learned some hard lessons with the Essendon case, Australia should lead the way in developing a better approach to drug control and anti-doping in sport.
The long road to reform awaits.
How athletics can and must deal with the doping scandal that threatens the sport's legitimacy.
Thirty-four current and former Essendon footballers have been suspended for 12 months for a doping offence.
Some might think the anti-doping principle of strict liability is too harsh. But the banned Essendon players unfortunately may be barking up the wrong tree if they think they are innocent victims.
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.
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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.