Doping

Guest article: Prof Erik Boye on the bias in power in anti-doping

2019-08-08: This is a guest post by Norweigian scientist Erik Boye, in which he raises concerns about the imbalance in power in antidoping and how it…

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The Sun Yang-Mack Horton-FINA affair: Don’t stare too long at the Sun (sorry…)

2019-07-24: Sun Yang is the villain of the piece, with two protests creating a dramatic backstory at the World Championships. He is emblamatic of a loss…

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We need to talk about East African runners and general trust vs skepticism in performances

2019-04-25: The London Marathon on Sunday will almost certainly be won by an East African. This group may be one of the most fascinating in all…

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Asbel Kiprop banned for four years: The Final Decision and anti-doping insights

2019-04-23: Asbel Kiprop, former Olympic and three-time World 1500m champion, has been banned for four years for doping. Here are my insights on the Final Decision…

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Short Thought on Sport: Asbel Kiprop’s “positive test” and a chance for the biological passport to shine (or not)

2019-04-11: I’m back with a short thought on sport! Turns out these haven’t always been short enough to allow me to do them as often as…

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The aging of elite performance: “Geriatric champions” and have the rules for getting older changed?

2019-02-06: Yesterday, I was sent this link. It says that Dwain Chambers, he of THG and a doping ban in 2004 (!), is making a comeback,…

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Can we trust the Tour, Sky and Chris Froome: Le Monde Op-Ed

2018-07-06: The French newspaper Le Monde asked me to write an Op-Ed on the 2018 Tour de France, specifically addressing the question "Can we trust Chris…

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Team Sky and Marginal Games

2018-01-15: UKAD sent a scathing letter to British Cycling, outlining a series of improper and sub standard processes and governance issues in the aftermath of their…

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On the recalibration of world records: Brief thoughts

2017-05-03: A proposal to recalibrate the track and field world records by removing all records set prior to 2005 has caused considerable controversy. I offer…

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