Performance Enhancing Drugs

What Makes The Cheaters Cheat?

Max Harvey | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Sport
Max Harvey

There are ever-increasing numbers of stories about fairness in sport, from drugs to financial impropriety. Efforts are being made by governing bodies to address them and though the task is sizable, it will bring about improvements.

The Temptation of Testosterone

Robert Ince | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Robert Ince

There's something peculiar happening in gyms these days; a new archetype of man flexing and posturing in increasing numbers. Problem is, he doesn't quite look natural, less so normal. It's almost a parody of masculinity - a male drag as it were, a more pronounced and inflated body (literally)

The Punishment Must Fit the Crime

Neil van Ginsburg | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK Sport
Neil van Ginsburg

The use of drugs in sport is a highly debated topic and the latest instalment of The Ultimate Fighting Championship, UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen, wasn't...

Lance Armstrong's Only Sin was Getting Caught

John Wight | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Sport
John Wight

The furore over Lance Armstrong's confession to Oprah, and by extension the world, that he used performance enhancing drugs and blood doping to help him win his seven Tour de France titles, says more about the mass ignorance that surrounds the issue than it does about the integrity of Lance Armstrong.

What Is DMAA?

Posted 30.01.2013 | UK

DMAA, or methylhexanamine in full, has been implicated in the death of London Marathon runner, Claire Squires. Although not technically banned, DM...

Performance-Enhancing Substance Linked To Marathon Runner's Death

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.04.2013 | UK

A healthy and fit woman who collapsed during the London Marathon had taken a performance-enhancing drug, an inquest has heard. Claire Squires colla...

Lance Armstrong's 'Confession' Will Never Be Enough for Those Around Him

Oliver Todd | Posted 22.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Oliver Todd

Throughout the interview, whilst mainly untested by Winfrey, the disgraced cycling icon continued to display an arrogant and unrepentant attitude, admitting that he regretted his 2009 comeback, saying "I wouldn't be here." His regret lies in being caught rather than the actual act of cheating.

Will Lance Armstrong Admit to Using Performance-enhancing Drugs?

Sarah Aston | Posted 18.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sarah Aston

Lance Armstrong's long-anticipated appearance on Oprah could bring an end to speculation about his use of performance-enhancing drugs.

Cheating in Sport

Will Carling | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK Sport
Will Carling

When the next one falls, as undoubtedly someone will, before joining in the chorus of moral indignation, maybe take a few minutes to think about yourself, your life, and the times that you have crossed the line, pushed the envelope, bent the rules and maybe then we will get a slightly more realistic perspective.

What We Can Still Learn From Lance Armstrong

Darian Meacham | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport
Darian Meacham

At the end of the day, the final straw for Lance was that he coerced others into doping or covering it up. More so than the doping itself, it was the coercion that really makes him ethically suspect.

Lance Armstrong - The Danger Of Having Heroes

Zack Cahill | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK Sport
Zack Cahill

I don't care about the Lance Armstrong doping scandal. I don't mean to diminish the man at all, if he were a friend I'd be upset for him. Nor am I about to segue into a rant about the insignificance of the issue in comparison to the starving children in Africa or some other social injustice, because I can't honestly claim to spend much time thinking about that day to day either.

More Drugs Please, We're Athletes

Alex Hawley | Posted 30.10.2012 | UK Comedy
Alex Hawley

If you want to stop worrying about drugs in sport, just stop testing. If we presume that everyone is doing everything they possibly can to win, then it's safe to assume that everyone will be on drugs and it's definitely a level playing field again.

Sleeping your way to Success: Olympian Ethics

Cathal Sheerin | Posted 23.09.2012 | UK
Cathal Sheerin

The London Olympic Games of 2012 could be renamed the Return of the Drug Cheats. After serving bans of various lengths for taking illegal, performance...

Tour De France Star Fails Dope Test

The Telegraph | The Telegraph | Posted 10.09.2011 | UK

Russian rider Alexandr Kolobnev has failed a doping test during the Tour de France, cycling's world governing body announced....