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A big part of the reason for our existence at The Science of Sport is the clear and creative presentation and discussion of scientific subjects and concepts. The idea was to make sports science more accessible, whether you’re an interested reader, a coach, a high school teacher, a student, a scientist in an unrelated field, […]
I was going to delay this analysis until after the IAAF World Champs, which got underway this morning with a dominant Kenyan display in the women’s marathon. Later today sees the women’s 10,000m, and there’s every chance that Kenya will have claimed the first four (or maybe even more) of the medals at this year’s […]
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 sure enough, every single one was an advertisement for “Drug Rehab”. One promised me “Drug abuse no more”, which seems like a nice idea (especially for the UCI…) I take this […]
Floyd Landis may well already have gone down in history as one of sport’s most polarizing figures. A year ago, he was merely a disgraced Tour champion, the first man to have the Tour title officially stripped as a result of a positive doping test. Then a series of leaked emails, a Wall Street Journal […]
In a bizarre series of events, the Spanish cycling federation has cleared Tour de France champion Alberto Contador, and exonerated him of any doping charges. He is therefore free to race immediately.The verdict, which was until yesterday a “proposal” was announced by Spanish news yesterday and confirmed today. You can read the coverage in English at […]
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 that fair?” Ordinarily, articles from the Telegraph are thought-provoking, accurate and praise-worthy. This was not one of them. The article concerns the recent one-year suspension handed to Alberto Contador, and the exoneration […]