Doping

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Paula Radcliffe, off-scores and transparency

2015-09-11: Another week, another doping story, and this one is a big one. ¬†You surely haven’t missed it, and by now you know that in response…

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A no-good week for doping in sport

2015-06-07: A bad week for doping, with allegations against Salazar and Rupp, and the suspension of the UCI/WADA case against Roman Kreuziger. Some brief thoughts on…

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The Gatlin dilemma

2015-05-19: Justin Gatlin is the world's fastest man, shrouded in controversy and a PR-disaster waiting to happen. In the wake of his 9.74s performance, and a…

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2015 Genie: Three wishes for the year

2015-01-03: Three wishes for 2015 - a doping focus on a sport other than cycling, more head-to-head competition, and less force-feeding of cherries and extreme science.…

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2014 Wrap Part 2: The science of sport review

2014-12-30: In the second part of my 2014 Review series, I look at three of the sports science stories that made news - the sub-2 hour…

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2014 Wrap Part 1: Week by week musings

2014-12-29: A look back at 2014, using my weekly "Times" newspaper column to cover some of the biggest sporting stories and their management and scientific…

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What (not) to say when doping accusations come knocking

2014-10-22: What should you say when you're falsely accused of doping? In the climate of cynicism and mistrust, there's a fine line between protesting too much…

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Powell & Simpson’s bans cut to 6 months: Broad implications

2014-07-16: Jamaican sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson have had their 18-month bans reduced to only six months on appeal. I look at the broader…

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The World Record Suspicion survey, and some related thoughts

2014-01-03: Just how believable are the T&F world records? An online poll sparks some questions, some analysis and some thoughts on the state of the sport…

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