Gene Doping The editing of genes could be the future of doping in athletics, with the ability to alter defective genes in the human body becoming a real possibility. About 50% of what determines how fit you are comes from your genome, the other 50% is training, according to Dr.
Kenyan police have conducted raids on chemists in Nairobi and Kapsabet over the past two days, stores which are believed to be behind much of the doping problem in the East African nation, arresting five pharmacists and doctors on suspicion of supplying banned performance-enhancing drugs. In Nairobi yesterday, police attempted
Football’s Dirty Doping Secret It may not be about athletes, but surely that’s a good thing? Essential reading by Cathal Dennehy on a potential doping scandal in football. “68 players across the Champions League, Europa League and European Championships between 2008 and 2013 were most likely knocking back some good
And so it begins. After decades of anecdotal evidence — think star players spotted at renowned doping clinics, rogue doctors bragging about trophies their pharmacology has won for club and country, major European titles being won by players with blood as thick as golden syrup — there is finally cold, hard evidence to suggest that
Funniest Moments in Athletics History From premature celebrations to drunken athletes, pole vault pandemonium to Carl Lewis singing, check out athletics’ funniest moments. Part 1: Here Part 2: Here No more Chinese whispers – Setting the doping record straight It’s been a torrid couple of weeks for athletics in the
By Kevin Byrne It has been little more than a week since the German documentary ARD aired and the Sunday Times printed their doping scandal exclusive. Since then, the IAAF has issued several statements, the Sunday Times experts have responded and a few other organisations and athletes have weighed in.
The IAAF announced today that 28 athletes who competed at the 2005 and 2007 World Championships have been provisionally suspended after returning adverse analytical findings in retro-active anti-doping tests. The names or nationalities will not be released until the disciplinary process is completed. According to their statement, the IAAF conducted a
The IAAF takes the allegations published by The Sunday Times and ARD very seriously and has investigated them thoroughly. • The published allegations were sensationalist and confusing: the results referred to were not positive tests. In fact, ARD and The Sunday Times both admit that their evaluation of the data
A number of athletes have come out in response to Mo Farah’s missed drugs test and on the WADA whereabouts programme that must be adhered to. Kelly Sotherton, Olympic bronze medallist in the heptathlon in 2004, came out in strong defence of Farah and said that “the media has just
We’ve split this week’s podcast into two parts as we look to streamline the bumper news package from London leading to the Bahamas. Part One In part one we look at all the road action with a brief recap of the Boston marathon and then move on to the blockbuster