2014 Wrap Part 2: The science of sport review

2014-12-30: In the second part of my 2014 Review series, I look at three of the sports science stories that made news - the sub-2 hour…

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2014 Wrap Part 1: Week by week musings

2014-12-29: A look back at 2014, using my weekly "Times" newspaper column to cover some of the biggest sporting stories and their management and scientific…

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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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