Athletics to Reboot Records Database and Delete Numerous Memorable Wins

Some of the most memorable moments in the history of track and field athletics are about to be erased from history, as its governing body prepares to wipe many world records set before 2005 from the book. Read More >>

Why Athletes Will Win the War Against Performance-Enhancing Drugs

Last month, UFC mixed martial artist Jon Jones was busted for using an anti-estrogen drug known as hydroxy-clomiphene, as well as another drug, called Letrozole. Jones denied taking the drugs, claiming he didn’t even know how to pronounce them. Read More >>

Surprise, More Russian Athletes Banned From Rio Olympics For Doping

Well everything about Rio keeps getting worse. The Zika-infested city, with it’s shit-laden waters, and beaches rife with human remains will be hosting fewer and fewer athletes, many of whom are backing out for totally understandable reasons. As of today that list of non-competitors now includes the entirety of Russia’s weightlifting team, the AP reports. Read More >>

There Will Be No Blanket Ban on Russian Athletes at the Rio Olympics

The shitstorm that’ll likely be the Rio Olympics is almost here and it was possible that Russia, an entire nation with a huge presence at Olympic games, wouldn’t be able to participate due to allegations of widespread doping before, during, and after the Sochi games in 2014. Read More >>

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New Report Confirms That the Russian Government Ordered Olympic Doping

In May, a slew of allegations emerged accusing Russian athletes — with involvement from government officials — of doping during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. An independent investigation from the Worldwide Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), released today, has now confirmed these broad accusations. Read More >>

Russia Allegedly Ran a State-Run Doping Programme for 2014 Sochi Olympics

The New York Times published a blistering exposé today, detailing how Russian Olympians engaged in a state-run doping programme in order to win as many gold medals as possible during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. At least 15 medal winners were reportedly involved. Read More >>

How Pro Cyclists Cheat Using Motorised Bikes

If you thought Lance Armstrong’s doping scandal would be the last controversy to rock the world of professional cycling — you were wrong. Read More >>

What Next for Sport After Cycling’s Technology Doping Shame?

This weekend the group that monitors and operates much of the pro cycling world confirmed it had uncovered the first definite case of "technological fraud," with a rider in a cyclocross event found guilty of having an actual motor inside one of her bikes. Quotes from the rider's dad claim innocence, and that a bike exactly like his daughter's -- but with a motor in the crank -- was entirely innocently brought along to the event to be used as a spare. Read More >>

Drugs In Sport: The Most Common Performance-Enhancing Methods

Scandal! Scandal! Scandal! Russian athletics has been embroiled in a drugs-related mess, with authorities standing accused of using banned substances to enhance the performance of athletes, and then intentionally destroying over 1,000 crucial samples. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), which commissioned a report into the dodgy goings-on, has called for Russia to be banned from future competitive events, but Russian authorities have essentially responded with a great, big 'prove it'.  Read More >>

Doping Regulations Are a Matter of Scientific Perspective

A lot of people get very upset about doping in sport. They may well have a point — but maybe a little scientific perspective is required. Randal Monroe puts the issue well in the alt text of today's XKCD cartoon: Read More >>

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What Are Steroids?

You might have a friend who has to take them for asthma. You might know someone else who denies taking them but has gotten crazy ripped really fast and angers easily. Famous athletes are denying or being caught with them in their blood stream seemingly every day—just yesterday, baseball slugger Ryan Braun successfully appealed a positive test for them. Read More >>