Simon Yates at start of the British Mens Road Race Cycling Championships, Abergavenny, 2014.
Asthma medication can cause trouble for athletes but why are some inhalers alright while others need permission to use?
Maria Sharapova’s fundamental skill is the same whether she takes the banned substance meldonium or an allowed natural enhancer such as beetroot extract.
We have an intuitive bias against “artificial” drugs in favour of “natural” drugs, but that distinction is not only false, it is dangerous.
Tennis star Maria Sharapova could be banned for two years following a positive drug test for a banned substance.
Overnight, Maria Sharapova called a press conference to announce she had tested positive for a banned substance (mildronate) during this year’s Australian Open.
With the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruling that Essendon footballers were knowingly guilty of doping in 2012, there have been spirited arguments for and against Jobe Watson retaining his medal…
The rebrand awaits.
Why Adidas pulled its sponsorship of the IAAF, the governing body of world athletics.
WADA chief Dick Pound speaks to journalists at the launch of the latest anti-doping report.
Fresh details about the findings of the World Anti Doping Authority raise questions about athletics chiefs.
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.
When ASADA issued infraction notices against 34 past or present Essendon footballers, the case was heard – as per World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) protocol – by the anti-doping tribunal of the relevant…
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.
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.
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.
Yellow-jersey Chris Froome and his fellow cyclists lining up at Stage 4 of the tour on July 7.
While world cycling insists it has cleaned up its act, it remains in suspicious times until further notice.
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?
Gold Coast Titan Greg Bird could face action by WADA on top of court charges stemming from drug supply allegations.
The World Anti-Doping Authority looks on from the sidelines in case there is an opportunity to punish athletes’ involvement with illicit drugs out of competition.
Spectators can attribute the positive qualities of the sport they’re watching to the supplements and sports drinks being promoted.
Sporting bodies shouldn’t unconditionally accept sponsorship from nutritional supplements and sports drinks companies because a link with sports lends undue credibility to these unproven products. In an…
Russian biathlete Olga Medvedtseva was the only athlete to test positive to a banned substance in the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics.
A quick look at Wikipedia shows that Winter Olympians test positive for doping at a far lower rate than their Summer Olympic counterparts. The past two Summer Olympics (London and Beijing) saw 34 drug…