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If you don’t have a qualifying standard how can you be World Champion?

We are where we are with the length of bans.  For failures related to 2015 onwards the “standard” ban for serious drug use has been upped to 4 years from 2 years by WADA. In last week’s news we learn… Continue Reading →

Anti-Ageing Experts are the new Snake Oil Salesmen

Lauryn Williams has written this excellent blog  on supplements, anti-ageing experts and how they are the new snake oil salesmen.  Whilst I’m a million miles away from being a top class athlete, it has always amazed me that athletes take… Continue Reading →

USADA And Lance Armstrong

200 pages of a Reasoned Decision details lay bare the truth of Lance Armstrong’s cycling prowess. The long history of systematic, programmed drug taking, testing avoidance and battering of people who speak out against Armstrong and his “team” of drug… Continue Reading →

Christmas Morning Catch Up

Back To Marion Jones’ Medals My bad, the IOC had failed to deal with the relay medals from the Sydney Olympics, it was with the Court of Arbitration for Sport and they have now given their preliminary ruling that the… Continue Reading →

Mid December Musings

A mixed bag of things to go over in this post, but no discussion here on Tiger’s personal life! Jones’ Medals Reallocated The International Olympic Organisation (IOC) has finally “decided” what it’s going to do following Marion Jones’ disqualification from… Continue Reading →

Returning To PED’s

I’m returning to rant about PED’s in US sports and in particular in the NFL (see earlier post).  In particular it’s the case of StarCaps that caught out 6 players in December 2008.  Defensive tackles Pat Williams and Kevin Williams… Continue Reading →

PED’s in American Professional Sports

Why are these the 3 dirtiest words in the NFL: Dr James Andrews? Shouldn’t it be performance enhancing drugs? The NFL is dominated by big men; the Washington Redskins Hogs line of the early 80’s averaged 270 to 280 pounds,… Continue Reading →

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