February, 2008  // Posts published in February, 2008

26 Feb 2008 Posted in Doping

Lifetime bans for drug cheats?

Should dopers be banned for life? Or is two years enough? Yesterday, we looked at , disgraced sprinter from Britain who served a two year suspension for his use of the designer steroid THG and who is now making a bid to run for Britain, first at the World Indoors (which he will run in) […]

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25 Feb 2008 Posted in African running

Dwain Chambers is back

Hopefully, you’ve noticed the newly added Tabs at the top of the page – we’ve added this to make it a little easier to navigate your way around our archives and to find articles. Thanks to Vanilla from Half-fast for steering me in the right direction to figure out how to add the tabs. While […]

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21 Feb 2008 Posted in Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius: A case where the science does not matter

Oscar Pistorius. Photo by Flickr user Global-Sports-Forum

Latest news on Pistorius – the appeal that will focus on “non-science” matters Well, it’s been a prolonged absence, but I’m now back in SA having had a great time of it travelling through the USA and Egypt. And so we’ll get right into some of the meaty issues that have developed in the last […]

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08 Feb 2008 Posted in Doping

A drug conspiracy? Growth Hormone test

How a potential test for growth hormone slipped through the cracks (and it’s possible rescue) Well, first off, apologies again for the long absence between posts – it’s been a frantic period of travel and work (and nothing in particular) and as a result, we’ve slowed right down in our posting sequence! I (Ross) spent […]

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05 Feb 2008 Posted in Sports Science

NFL, Gatorade and bananas

Superbowl Sunday has come and gone, and New York Giants played the part of giant slayers by upsetting the New England Patriots, a team that steam-rolled the competition during the regular season, and even when against the ropes always seemed to be able to pull out a win from somewhere. Not in Superbowl XLII however, […]

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04 Feb 2008 Posted in Marathons

Marathon survival: Courage and physiology

Marathon survivorship Last week, we featured the . As the fastest Japanese woman ever over the HALF MARATHON, much was expected of Fukushi’s debut marathon in Osaka, but in the end, she left the world with memories of a different kind – 15 minutes to cover the final 2km, three falls in the final 300m […]

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