drugs in sport
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.
Everyone of sentient age in 1988 can remember where they were when they heard that sprinter Ben Johnson had been stripped
It is at times like this that I am happy to play a sport which involves a consequential skill element. No drug can make a squash player hit better shots.
I play devil's advocate here only to drive home the point: we need biological manipulation to make sport a spectacle. In fact, I will rephrase that: sport IS biological manipulation. The more pertinent question is to what extent is biological manipulation fair? And can we justify accepting certain forms but not others?
Dwain Chambers' agent has blogged for The Huffington Post UK to air his grievances over the treatment of his client. Chambers
It is beyond any argument that Dwain Chambers has achieved his standing as a world class sprinter despite opposition and obstacles thrown in his path at every given moment by the very people in charge of his sport in the United Kingdom.