Olympic Games  // Posts categorised as Olympic Games

On the Jamaican clenbuterol positives: A procedural failure and credibility black hole

An explosive new investigative report has revealed that numerous athletes have tested positive when their samples from Beijing 2008 were retested. They include Jamaican male sprinters, so dominant in those Games. The IOC and WADA however did not act, suggesting the cases are all contamination, not worthy of pursuing. How viable is this, and what does it mean for already bottomed-out anti-doping credibility?

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Should doping be legalised? The Olympic drug debate

Should we legalise doping? Make it open to all, and avoid the controversy and scandal. A regular issue comes around for the Olympics. In this article, I address that question in a Q&A format.

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Denial plus shock, divided by the tip of the iceberg. A recipe for mistrust

The WADA report into the IAAF’s alleged doping cover-ups came out yesterday, and Twitter was rocking.  So many journalists and commenters wrote excellent summaries and opinion pieces (there’s a list of some of them at the end of this post), but I thought I’d share with you two brief articles I wrote on the issue. […]

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12 Aug 2012 Posted in London 2012

London 2012: Men’s marathon analysis

Stephen Kiprotich of Uganda is the Olympic Marathon champion. We covered the race as it happened, with splits and commentary

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11 Aug 2012 Posted in London 2012

London 2012: Women’s 800m

Caster Semenya's silver medal in the 800m event brought accusations of deliberately losing. I analyze the validity of these accusations

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09 Aug 2012 Posted in London 2012

London 2012: Spectacular 800m

David Rudisha produced an Olympic highlight by front-running to gold in a new world record. Thoughts on the race

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07 Aug 2012 Posted in London 2012

London 2012: Day 10

The men's 400m final produced an all-Caribbean affair, and a young champion. Thoughts and insights

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05 Aug 2012 Posted in London 2012

London 2012: Men’s 100m…It’s Bolt!

Usain Bolt defended his 100m title against the challenge of Yohan Blake. An Olympic record, and more thoughts

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05 Aug 2012 Posted in London 2012

London 2012: Women’s Marathon

Kenya vs Ethiopia for the Women's marathon title produced a slightly unexpected winner in Tiki Gelana. Here's the race breakdown, live

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