In Defence Of Institutions: The Danger Of Losing Faith In Sporting Organisations

James Fenn | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK Sport
James Fenn

The huge global events that are so irresistible can't exist without international bodies that can bring together all parties to bring out the best in the game. If we lose faith, we risk losing these bodies, and the value they bring to our sport. So for the sake of sport's future, we must remain sceptical, remain inquisitive, but not lose our hope, not give in to cynicism. Sometimes having faith is more important than having doubt.

Bradley Wiggins And Chris Froome's Medical Data Leaked In Hack

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK

Sir Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome are among athletes whose medical information has been leaked after hackers stole files from the World Anti-Doping...

Team GB Fans Are Giving Cycling 'Cheating' Claims The Response They Deserve

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK

Team GB fans have been swift to respond to cyclists from other nations who have spoken of “questions” over how the Brits have done so well in the ...

Contrary to the Headlines, Athletics Is Clean and Rio Will Be Incredible

Ewan Somerville | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Ewan Somerville

With the Rio Olympics fast approaching, track and field athletics is once again embroiled in scandal, controversy, and disgust. Or in the media it is. On Friday night I was lucky enough to bear witness to the electricity meter at the London Olympic Stadium explode with the buzz of the Anniversary Games. It was just fantastic for the world to focus solely on the talent...

31 Athletes Could Be Banned From Rio Olympics Over Doping Retests

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK

Some 31 athletes are facing a ban from the Rio Olympics after testing positive for doping. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said that discipl...

Yet Another Doping Story From The Sunday Times

Sol Wariso | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Sport
Sol Wariso

The investigative journalists might pat each other on the back, share high fives, line dance or whatever is they do when they celebrate this half story, but the one question the readers should be asking is, 'Where are the names?' Without them, this is just a pointless exercise in fiction, with mildly interesting allegations.

'Strictly' Bosses Respond To 'Doping' Accusations

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 04.04.2016 | UK Entertainment

‘Strictly Come Dancing’ bosses have responded to “doping” accusations, after a doctor suggested he’d prescribed illegal performance-enhancin...

Inquiry Ordered As Another Doping Scandal Rocks The Sporting World

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 03.04.2016 | UK

The Culture Secretary has called for an urgent investigation into the British anti-doping watchdog's apparent failure to investigate fresh claims that...

Vladimir Putin's Says 325-Page Report Into Doping Is Not 'Evidence'

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK

Vladimir Putin's spokesman has hit back at accusations of state-sponsored doping in Russia, saying the claims appear unfounded. The Russian Preside...

London Olympics 'Sabotaged' By Russian Athletes, Doping Report Says

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Sport

London's 2012 Olympics were more or less sabotaged by allowing Russian athletes to compete when they should have been suspended for doping violations,...

The Lessons We Must Learn From the IAAF and Fifa Scandals

Damian Collins | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Politics
Damian Collins

The crisis that has now engulfed the IAAF shares many of the characteristics of the crisis at Fifa. Again we see allegations that another group of old men of considerable power and standing within their sport, have exploited the lack of independent governance and scrutiny within their organisation, to make money out of cheating.

MP Does Himself No Favours With This Unconvincing Defence Of 'Paula Radcliffe' Doping Claims

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK

The Tory MP who suggested that a British winner of the London Marathon could be linked to blood doping has received mounting condemnation after he the...

Athletics In First Ever Drugs Storm - Er, Hardly!

Gordon Bryan | Posted 06.08.2016 | UK Sport
Gordon Bryan

August 2015, and the Sunday Times newspaper has run a big story, claiming that a database of blood tests from over 12,000 athletes shows 5,000 results which are suspicious. So, is this the first drugs crisis to hit athletics..? Hardly.

Mo Farah Wants The Results Of His Doping Tests Made Public

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 09.08.2015 | UK Sport

Double Olympic champion Mo Farah wants his anti-doping blood test data to be made public, saying he will do what it takes to prove he is a clean athle...

Alarming Number Of Olympic Medals May Have Been Won By Doping Athletes

PA | Posted 02.08.2015 | UK Sport

More than a third of Olympic and world championships medals - including 55 golds - have been won by athletes with suspicious doping test results, the ...

In Defence of Drug Cheats

Damian Reilly | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Sport
Damian Reilly

Only by accepting the realities of doping, as we would any criminal other activity, will we eradicate it.

Something to Believe In: Team Sky Wins the Tour de France for Britain

Alex Ratcliffe | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Sport
Alex Ratcliffe

Not once. Not twice. But three times Team Sky have proved their mettle and the success of their training programme and scientific approach to clean cy...

The Tour de France, Lance Armstrong and the Beautiful Sport of Cycling

Alex Ratcliffe | Posted 22.07.2016 | UK Sport
Alex Ratcliffe

Tour de France 2014 Cambridge I am a less than amateur cyclist, but we are a cycling family and like thousands of others these days in Britain, we ...

Mo Farah Responds To Doping Allegations

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Sport

Mo Farah has responded to allegations relating to how he missed two drug tests in the run up to the London 2012 Olympics... I have never taken perf...

Here's Why I Won't Be Watching Justin Gatlin Run 9.74

Gordon Bryan | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK Sport
Gordon Bryan

So no, I didn't see Gatlin. I wouldn't want to see him, and not only will I not be watching if I get the chance, I'll be going out of my way to *not* watch him. Gatlin versus Bolt showdown? No thanks.

Usain Bolt: The Movie - Will It Have a Happy Ending?

Andy Shepherd | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Sport
Andy Shepherd

This week an Usain Bolt film has been announced, made by the men behind Class Of '92, Ben and Gabe Turner at Fulwell 73. The film will follow Usain as he heads towards the Rio Olympics next year and his retirement season in 2017. The story line above could well be what we see played out in this movie.

Should Nike Be Sponsoring Drug Cheat Justin Gatlin?

Andy Shepherd | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK Sport
Andy Shepherd

It's not the place of a sports company to inflict a ban on an athlete. That's down to the governing body of the sport. If the IAAF have cleared Gatlin to compete then he should have the same opportunities as anyone else who is on that start line.

Is It Time to Forgive Lance Armstrong?

Ellis Cashmore | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Sport
Ellis Cashmore

The World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) is forever chasing the so-called cheat, but without ever standing a realistic chance of beating them... Eventually, like it or not, we will come to realize that doping in sport can be managed but not defeated.

10 Truly Inspirational Lance Armstrong Quotes From His Latest Interview

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Comedy

He was right - it wasn't about the bike. And Lance Armstrong just continues to inspire and motivate, most recently in his interview with BBC sports ed...

Sanctimonious Outrage Over Armstrong Doping is Idiotic: Most of us Would Have Done the Same

Damian Reilly | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Sport
Damian Reilly

If it weren't Armstrong, it would have been the other guy. And, let's face it, there was a peloton full of other guys to choose from, for more than sixty years. Now, Armstrong reaps what he has sown, and quite deservedly. He took the risk of cheating, and, caught, he pays the price.