Category Archives: Anti-Doping News

>Sunday Evening Decathlete: Special Monday Edition

>The weekly round of track-centric Monday morning quarterbacking comes a day late, as I was on vacation in Toronto for the weekend. What did we learn this week? USATF announced its CEO job description. This is actually an important part … Continue reading

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>Anti-Doping News

>There’s one thing that really irks me in the way anti-doping efforts are covered in the sports news. A headline in today’s USA Today gets right down to it: War on performance-enhancing drugs drags on with no end in sight … Continue reading

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>Anti-Doping News

>Coming on the opening day of Relay Weekend, this officially qualifies as a turd in the punchbowl. LaShawn Merritt tested positive for DHEA once each in October, December and January. His novel excuse is using Extenze, a “male enhancement product” … Continue reading

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>Anti-Doping News

>An update on the Anthony Galea situation: TORONTO — A Canadian doctor known for treating high-profile athletes was charged Friday with conspiring to smuggle human growth hormone and other drugs into the United States, according to documents filed with a … Continue reading

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>Anti-Doping News

>I’ve said many times that the front line in anti-doping is now law enforcement. More proof: The F.B.I. investigation of Dr. Anthony Galea, a sports medicine specialist who has treated hundreds of professional athletes across many sports, follows his arrest … Continue reading

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>Doping DQ?

>Internet rumor… Big news in Berlin – German radio report rumour that a finalist in men’s 100m failed dope test before the champs. IAAF say no confirmation German radio say the news will break in Tuesday’s German newspapers. Only a … Continue reading

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>Anti-Doping "News"

>From the Orange County Register (via RunZoom): The U.S. Olympic Committee, concerned about the potential embarrassment of a doping scandal involving American athletes at the 1984 Summer Olympic Games, conducted an informal drug testing program in the months leading up … Continue reading

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>Anti-Doping News

>Track fans, the word is schadenfreude. From Sports Illustrated’s summary of the Dan Patrick Show: MLB commissioner Bud Selig joined the show to discuss several issues facing Major League Baseball. Here are some of his takes: – Selig was upset … Continue reading

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>More on What Are Sports For?

>Two days ago I answered Jeff MacGregor’s question What are sports for? In the meantime, I discussed the topic with my brother. No stranger he to deep thinking. He identified three basic things: tribalism, drama, and transcendence. Tribalism is very … Continue reading

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>What Are Sports For?

>When I came home from school today, I turned on the tube and Chariots of Fire was on one of the HD channels. So I sat and watched it. I haven’t seen it for a while, and never in HD. … Continue reading

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