Doping

Can we trust the Tour, Sky and Chris Froome: Le Monde Op-Ed

2018-07-06: The French newspaper Le Monde asked me to write an Op-Ed on the 2018 Tour de France, specifically addressing the question "Can we trust Chris…

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Team Sky and Marginal Games

2018-01-15: UKAD sent a scathing letter to British Cycling, outlining a series of improper and sub standard processes and governance issues in the aftermath of their…

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On the recalibration of world records: Brief thoughts

2017-05-03: A proposal to recalibrate the track and field world records by removing all records set prior to 2005 has caused considerable controversy. I offer…

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The way, then the lack of will: A story of anti-doping and those who might save it

2017-04-24: The history of antidoping can be divided into two overlapping phases. There was once a huge lack of a "way" - inadequate tools to catch…

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On the Jamaican clenbuterol positives: A procedural failure and credibility black hole

2017-04-03: An explosive new investigative report has revealed that numerous athletes have tested positive when their samples from Beijing 2008 were retested. They include Jamaican male…

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The “2-hour marathon” season begins

2017-01-16: Kenenisa Bekele kicks off the 2017 Marathon season in Dubai, with what is a potential world record. It's the year of the "Breaking-2" after…

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The Steven Colvert Case: Anti-doping quality control

2016-10-19: The doping case of Steven Colvert is crucial because it asks questions of the trustworthiness of the science that is used to catch dopers. This…

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Should doping be legalised? The Olympic drug debate

2016-08-05: Should we legalise doping? Make it open to all, and avoid the controversy and scandal. A regular issue comes around for the Olympics. In…

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Syed’s response, and a final wrap on the whistleblower/faith debate

2016-08-01: In response to my recent critique of Matthew Syed's article on whistleblowers and secrecy, he sent me an email and requested it be published here…

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