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  • Sharapova, Guardiola, doping, darkness and light

    By Edmund Willison 25 April 2017 This week sees the return of the former darling of tennis, Maria Sharapova, after a 15-month drugs ban from professional sport. The highest earning woman in global sport plays as a wild card in the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart from Wednesday. In the wake of her positive test early last year for a recently banned […]

  • IAAF, Adidas, doping and internal contradictions of WADA report

          By Ross Tucker  (left, professor, Uni of the Free State, South Africa)  & Roger Pielke Jnr (right, professor, University of Colorado-Boulder) 25 January 2016 . The big news in global track and field today is that Adidas will end their sponsorship of the world governing body, the IAAF, four years early, according to a story broken […]

  • ‘A lack of reliable doping data puts the spirit of sport in peril’

    By Roger Pielke Jr 30 September 2014  Sport is in the news for a lot of the wrong reasons, from the scandal over the NFL’s response to cases of alleged domestic abuse to FIFA’s latest farce – the global football body ordering executives to return $27,000 watches given as gifts during this year’s World Cup […]

  • A doping conundrum: just $6m a year on developing new tests, $350m on testing

    * By Roger Pielke Jr 21 July 2014 Speaking last week in Australia, the winner of the 2011 Tour de France winner, Cadel Evans, claimed that professional cycling today is cleaner than at any time in his experience. The 37-year-old Aussie rider said: “It’s in the best shape – maybe not economically – but the best […]

  • Fixing, doping, whistle-blowing: secrets that tennis prefers not to discuss

    By Nick Harris 24 June 2013 As tennis’s most prestigious grass court tournament begins at Wimbledon today, the presence of one particular American qualifier in the men’s singles draw highlights the sport’s deeply complex relationship with match-fixing, doping and whistle-blowing. Wayne Odesnik, 27, is the world No107 and has previously been ranked inside the world’s […]

  • In full: USADA statement on the imminent release of Lance Armstrong doping evidence

    By Sportingintelligence 10 October 2012 The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has released a statement this afternoon saying it will imminently publish evidence that seven-times Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong’s team ran “the most sophisticated, professionalised and successful doping programme the sport has ever seen.” USADA says that details will be published on its website […]

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