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Amantle Montsho tests positive, a commentary on drugs in sport
by RunBlogRun
posted August 4, 2014 at 12:28pm

  It happened about three in the afternoon on Saturday, 2 August. I got a note that an athlete had tested positive. I went over to my friend, Duncan MacKay, editor of Inside the Games, and asked his team if they had heard about it. Duncan told me ab...more

Why A Convicted Doper as the USA Team Coach is a Bad Idea via @laurenfleshman
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted May 24, 2014 at 10:08am

Note: I don’t know all the facts, but from what I’ve read, this is my opinion. I’d love to hear yours, differing or otherwise. As far as I’m concerned, this topic is outrageous enough to be worth discussing and debating. In the end...more

Documentary aims to dispel myth that "no one is interested in women's sports"#heresproof
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted November 28, 2013 at 6:40pm

The Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport at the University of Minnesota, in partnership with tptMN, will debut a groundbreaking documentary that uses research to examine the amount and type of coverage given to female athletes. Titled...more

Pregnant for Gold
by SportyEsquire
posted August 16, 2013 at 5:56pm

With all the talk lately about doping, I’ve naturally been thinking about female athletes and performance enhancers.  Ladies want to win just as much as men do, so it should be no surprise that women’s sports are replete with ...more

Sports History Files: A new twist to Germany’s doping past
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted August 12, 2013 at 9:21pm

Tweet It’s not known at this point whether alleged state-sponsored doping of West German athletes dating back to the 1950s was as systematic and devastating as what was practiced in East Germany. But a bombshell report published in the Süddeu...more

The Rabbit Hole: Should we expect athletes to be role models?
by The Rabbit Hole
posted July 24, 2013 at 3:31pm

Northeastern University's Sport in Society organization attempts to use sport to create positive social change.  I follow them on Twitter and usually I agree with most of the tweets that they create but today they tweeted the following tweet concerni...more

Journalism vs PR-Carmelita Jeter & Shelley-Ann Fraser-Pryce walk-out
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted July 19, 2013 at 8:46am

Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed; everything else is public relations. The above quote is generally attributed to George Orwell but it appears that he never said or wrote it. It feels Orwellian though, and if someone newswo...more

Calling all Athletes!
by EmilyAzevedo
posted July 17, 2013 at 4:19pm

Elite athletes are constantly under a media microscope and are considered role models in the eyes of society regardless if it is something they desire. In a world where the tragic stories of Aaron Hernandez and Oscar Pistorious are what’s spread ov...more

Catching steroids ‘cheaters’ — by any means necessary
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted June 10, 2013 at 10:26pm

Tweet At the risk of sounding like a condescending scold — in other words, becoming like those I like to scold — I offer up a post from January written on the heels of media excuse-making about Baseball Hall of Fame voting (and in one case, t...more

Lindsey Vonn Drug Tested at NYC Fashion Award Show
by Pretty Tough
posted June 6, 2013 at 9:12am

Skier Lindsey Vonn took time out from training for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi to attend the the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards (CFDAs) in NYC Monday night.  Vonn, a guest of fashion designer Cynthia Rowley, was looking gla...more

DON'T GET JACK3D: BEWARE OF THE "NATURAL" SUPPLEMENT
by SportyEsquire
posted April 15, 2013 at 9:15am

Want an extra boost so you can power through that last mile of your run or lift that extra ten pounds?  Want to feel energized throughout your entire workout?  Unfortunately, this article won’t tell you how to do any of those things, but...more

Not Just for the Pros: Steroid Usage Among Girls
by SportyEsquire
posted March 24, 2013 at 9:05pm

By Cecelia T. Greaves...more

A Letter to Lance Armstrong: A Fellow Pro Athlete’s Plea
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted January 18, 2013 at 1:04am

Dear Lance Armstrong, I’ve been in quite a state this week, ever since you announced you were going on Oprah and word got out about your impending confession. I’ve been pacing around the house, my insides at a continuous low boil, and pretty ...more

As the rage over ‘roids continues to be the rage
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted December 31, 2012 at 8:05am

Tweet Andy Hutchins asks the essential question about the AP’s examination of PED use in college football: “So the point of this ‘BOO THERE ARE STEROIDS IN SPORTS’ report is what?” That is the point, and Tim Keown is hap...more

Steroids, moralizing and the Baseball Hall of Fame
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted December 13, 2012 at 2:23pm

Tweet My objections to the War on Steroids are not subtle, nor are they conflicted, as I have written here and here and here. The caveat has always been that I’m more concerned about the public unaccountability of the taxpayer-funded USADA than at...more

The Leper Colony: Why women's cycling can (and should) go it alone
by Felicity (Fawkes) Hawksley
posted October 27, 2012 at 9:32am

  I've been avoiding writing about Lance Armstrong for some time. Partly because my legal brain is engaged in a battle with my common sense. “He never tested properly, properly positive” whispers the lawyer in me. But there is such ...more

Armstrong Aftermath: To ‘cleanse’ cycling, but at what cost?
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted October 22, 2012 at 2:05pm

It’s official: Lance Armstrong has been stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and has been banned for life — even though he’s retired. UCI, the international cycling union, will not challenge the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency’s pun...more

Lance Armstrong: Hero and Villain
by The Rabbit Hole
posted October 18, 2012 at 7:52am

Photo from The Guardian.The other shoe has essentially dropped. Armstrong has stepped down as the chairman of the Livestrong Foundation while sponsors such as Anheuser-Busch, Trek bicycles and Nike have dropped him like a sack of potatoes.  Nike...more

The Saturday Sports Reader: Convicting Lance Armstrong
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted October 13, 2012 at 6:18pm

  My previously expressed views (here and here) on the “investigation” of Lance Armstrong by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency haven’t changed with this week’s release of its “Reasoned Decision,” a lengthy accumulation ...more

What should the discussion be on performance-enhancing drugs?
by Sports, Media & Society
posted September 21, 2012 at 5:29pm

After reading about how the Twitter-verse was all abuzz Thursday regarding the rumors surrounding New York Yankees star Robinson Cano and performance-enhancing drugs, it would seem appropriate to discuss doping in sport. (USA Today reported that Cano...more

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