Doping

Star Canadian Cyclist Admits To Doping

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia

TORONTO - Star Canadian cyclist Ryder Hesjedal responded to doping allegations Wednesday, saying he "chose the wrong path" and made "mistakes."Excerpt...

Disqualified For Doping

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.25.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - It's not exactly a case of steeroids, but a review has upheld the suspension of a championship steer at this year's Calgary Stampede for the...

The Art Of the TV Confessional

Hina P. Ansari | Posted 03.19.2013 | Canada Living
Hina P. Ansari

Is this Oprah interview with Lance Armstrong a chance for the disgraced cyclist to publicly recognize his numerous wrongs, and seek forgiveness from his fans, or is it just another narcissistic attempt from someone who is backed in a corner trying to shift gears in the hopes rebooting his career?

Doping in Sports Isn't Cheating, It's a Natural Progression

Radley Balko | Posted 03.17.2013 | Canada
Radley Balko

It's an old cliché that sports is a metaphor for the human condition. But there's a lot of truth to it. As technology helped humanity obliterate these milestones and move beyond what until 100 years ago had been a long, bleak history, similar advances in nutrition, training, and using technology to improve technique have enabled sports records to fall with astonishing regularity. Let there be sports leagues that thrive on "pure sport," whatever that is, and let there be sports leagues where athletes are left to balance their own health and career longevity with technology, pharmacology, and the quest for a competitive advantage.

Lance Armstrong, Champion Doper?

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 10.25.2012 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

If you work at ESPN, CBS, The Huffington Post, TSN, Sportsnet, FOX Sports, CBC, BCC, Some French Television Station Whose Sole Goal in Life is to Tarnish American Superstars, Al-Jazeera, or any other credible mainstream news organization, your goal is not to speculate over whether Lance Armstrong is guilty or not. It's to report the facts.

How Athletes Blood Dope -- And Get Away With It

CBC | Posted 10.25.2012 | Canada

Blood doping — the illicit process of increasing the amount of oxygen in the bloodstream to enhance athletic performance — has a decades-long hist...

Post-Armstrong, The Dream Can Still Be Lean, Mean -- And Clean

Brenden Hurley | Posted 10.24.2012 | Canada Living
Brenden Hurley

Today Lance Armstrong gave up his legal fight against allegations of doping. Consequently his results from 1998 onwards, including seven consecutive overall victories in the Tour de France, will be abolished. For post-Lance cycling fans, the very idol that drew them to two wheels has been smashed. But there is hope in the new generation, in the Ryders and Bradleys, who are clean cyclers.

The USADA Must be High if They Think Armstrong is on Drugs

Peter Worthington | Posted 08.18.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency is seeking to strip Lance Armstrong of his cycling awards, and ban him from triathlon competitions on the grounds that the world's greatest cyclist has been taking performance-enhancing drugs. Only problem is they don't have a single shred of proof, and Armstrong has been tested 500 times. So on what basis can they possibly accuse him of cheating?