Athlete uses fake penis to deceive dope test

Athletes have taken unusual steps to try to cover up their doping, but Devis Licciardi seems to have gone the furthest. The 27-year-old is accused of using an artificial penis to try to beat a post-race test for banned substances. The runner, who had just completed a 10km road race, allegedly hid the device in … [Read the full story]

Pole Dancing becomes a potential Olympic sport

After years of being dismissed as “bedroom gymnasts”, a group of women dancers is promoting what many consider a seedy entertainment as a potential Olympic discipline. “We work just as hard as any other athlete, if not harder,” said Australian Felix Cane, one of a new breed of professional competitors in what they insist is … [Read the full story]