The Five-Buck Bump of Cocaine That Destroyed an Olympic Dream
Eric Thompson was a high-jump prodigy with an Olympic future well within his reach, until one failed drug test locked him in a battle with doping authorities that ultimately changed his life.
The Morality Myth Behind the Modern Anti-Doping Movement
Drug testing in sports did not begin with the intent of creating a level playing field. Instead, early proponents believed sports doping was a "dangerous form of moral deception."
We Asked Veteran Track & Field Athletes How To Possibly Fix The Doping Problem
Surely, many reasoned, the Russian doping scandal would prompt real reform. Only six months after the Olympics, nothing much has changed and athletes are getting fed up.
Why Is Congress Wasting Its Time on Anti-Doping Issues in Sports?
On Tuesday, Congress's Oversight and Investigations subcommittee will hold a hearing regarding anti-doping in sports. But with little ability to make changes to the system, it's not exactly clear what they hope to accomplish.