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]

Why are we not more successful at the Olympics?

Years ago in my country we had the very best cricket and hockey players in the world. Squash was a most certain gold for us every four years. Now we are beaten by China and other asian countries who have overtaken us to win our gold medals. We understand how our friends in Australia feel … [Read the full story]

USA find Chinese 16 year-old winner ‘disturbing’

A diplomatic storm was brewing last night over Olympic swimming sensation Ye Shiwen. The Chinese 16-year-old was forced to deny using drugs after a respected US coach called her gold medal-winning performance ‘unbelievable’. But her defiant pledge that the world record-breaking swim on Saturday – which saw her outpace the winner of the men’s event … [Read the full story]

Alberto is a lucky ‘Cont’-ador

The Spanish Cycling Federation has cleared Alberto Contador of doping, reversing its proposal to ban him for one year for a positive test at the Tour de France. Contador will retain his third Tour title and can participate in this year’s race, but the International Cycling Union and the World Anti-Doping Agency can appeal the … [Read the full story]

GreenEDGE pedals towards the Tour De France

A huge three-year financial commitment from one of Australian sport’s biggest benefactors will propel the new GreenEDGE cycling team to the Tour de France. The official launch of the team on Monday in Adelaide, following months of speculation and rumour, is a landmark moment in Australian cycling history. The Ryan family, which owns the Jayco … [Read the full story]

Drug testing for NFL is way stricter than AFL

Drug testing in the NRL has been compared to Olympic standards with every player in the game a target to be blood tested for human growth hormone (HGH), erythropoietin (EPO) and illicit or performance-enhancing drugs. In a timely wake-up call to every player before the Christmas silly season, The testers from the Australian Sports Anti-Doping … [Read the full story]

South African Rugby Union stars Bjorn Basson and Chiliboy Ralepelle failed doping tests

The South African Rugby Union (SARU) said Monday the ‘B’ samples of winger Bjorn Basson and hooker Chiliboy Ralepelle confirm they took a banned stimulant during a tour of Britain and Ireland. Basson and Ralepelle failed random doping tests for methylhexaneamine after the Springboks beat Ireland 23-21 in Dublin last month at the start of … [Read the full story]