Students in ‘dangerous world’ of smart drugs
What should we do about smart drugs? University students are risking their health by using potent prescription pills to boost their grades. Now the worrying trend is seeping into schools.
‘Make doping legal for all’ contrarians cry
For years Russian athletes cheated in the majority of Olympic sports due to a state-sponsored programme of doping. Rather than banning Russia, what if doping were made legal for everyone?
Russia accused: state-run doping and thuggery
It is the largest country on earth with the second most powerful military and the 12th biggest economy, rife with cheating athletes and vicious hooligans. What’s to be done about Russia?
Sharapova: apology served with plenty of spin
Failing a drug test was a terrible blow. Sharapova’s fightback on Monday was a textbook operation from the spin doctor handbook. Despite that, many still feel she deserves sympathy.
Cheats and corruption ‘sabotaged’ London 2012
World athletics is in crisis after a damning report into doping called for the suspension of Russia from all competition. Can cheating be rooted out, or is it endemic in competitive sport?
Armstrong begins struggle for public redemption
After shocking revelations of a doping scandal, the once-awesome reputation of cyclist Lance Armstrong is in tatters. Now, in a dramatic two-part interview, he fights to win it back.
Cycling legend branded a drugs ‘kingpin’
In a damning report, Lance Armstrong has been accused of leading the most sophisticated sports doping programme ever. Is this cycling and charity icon a fallen hero?
Doping in the spotlight as Olympic athletes arrive
This year’s Olympic games promises to take a tough line on performance-enhancing drugs. But with so many variables affecting athletes, is doping really unjustified?