Doping

Eero Mantyranta

Eero Mäntyranta – Finland’s champion. 1937-2013: Obituary

2013-12-31: Eero Mantryranta died yesterday at the age of 76. A 7-time Olympic medalist from Finland, his remarkable story is relevant to the science of performance.…

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Merry X-mas from Science of Sport

2013 Recap. And Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, all!

2013-12-24: As 2013 draws to a close, let's look back on the highs and lows of 2013 here on the Science of Sport, with a look…

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antidoping

Should doping be legalized?

2013-10-30: The debate about whether doping should be legal and whether anti-doping is doomed to failure reared its head last week. Here are thoughts on…

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The thyroid medication debate

2013-04-10: Elite athletes are using thyroid medication to assist them cope with the demands of high volume, high intensity training. It's a grey area in…

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USADA Reasoned Decision

2012-10-10: The long awaited USADA decision, a not so well kept secret, is now finally out in full. Here are the key…

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The lifetime ban for doping: Debate continued

2012-04-30: So as expected, CAS today overturned the BOA policy of issuing a lifetime ban for any athlete who has served a doping ban longer than…

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The UCI’s Suspicion score

2011-05-14: I’m pretty sure that by now, most of you have read the following news, in which L’Equipe has obtained a confidential document from the UCI…

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The state of doping control: Dangerous waters

2011-02-24: I logged onto the website this morning, and we have this block of ads on the page (kindly provided by the folk at Google) and…

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Two doping cases: Exonerated vs punished. Fair or foul?

2011-02-04: Yesterday, a reader sent me a link for an article from the Telegraph newspaper, titled “Rugby Union players are exonerated while cyclists take the blame.  How is…

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