Doping

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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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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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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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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