Eighteen months ago, former US Senator George Mitchell launched a probe into steroid use in baseball. The probe is the result of an unprecedented shake-up in Major League Baseball that started as far back as 1998, when reporters noticed a tub of androstenedione in aspiring home run champ Mark McGwire’s locker. McGwire went on to […]
The effect of EPO on performance
It’s been a busy time for running posts here at the Science of Sport, with first the , the and then the dominating our recent postings. And as offshoots of these events, we’ve covered a variety of interesting, relevant (and somewhat controversial) topics in our “series” over the last 6 weeks. We’ll return to that […]
Drugs in sport – could it possibly be bigger than we thought?
In a , we discussed three MAJOR doping stories of the last week, and how we seem apathetic to them. First, Floyd Landis was stripped of his 2006 Tour title, then Michael Rasmussen returned a “non-negative” result during the 2007 Tour, and then perhaps the biggest sports drug bust in history went down in the […]
Drugs in sport – our apathy reveals the state of the sport
Two days ago, we on running technique to bring you news of a massive steroid bust, named “Raw Deal“. Incredibly, this story barely reached South Africa, and certainly didn’t make the impact that it should have, given the numbers, and the possible implications of this operation. Of course, it may yet do so, if WADA […]
Massive Steroid Operation Uncovered
We interrupt this regularly scheduled series of posts on running technique for this breaking news… Last week the Drug Enforcement Administration of the USA wrapped up a series of raids on drug labs in a number of states. The numbers? Over 800,000 doses of steroids were confiscated from one home in New York. There were […]
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