2013 was recently dubbed, "The year of the Selfie," so let us turn the camera around on the sporting calendar and reflect on what shaped these past months.
VANCOUVER - Researchers at the University of British Columbia have developed a DNA test to catch athletes who use blood doping to enhance their performance, but its limitations mean the current testin...
This year at The Masters, Tiger Woods was penalized two extra strokes because he and his caddy and apparently one of the judges were wrong about a rule. Each person is responsible for knowing all the...
Editing a public figure's words into song form has been an Internet pastime since at least that time last summer when Baracks Dubs went viral with an edit of the U.S. President crooning the Canadian c...
Oprah got Lance Armstrong to fess up, and I couldn't be happier. Not that I want to see anyone's career ruined, but because I want people to know the truth about sport, fitness and what we see. I fin...
Sports celebs as liars, a seven-year-old girl on a diet, the quinoa question and hockey rules. There was a lot of good stuff that caught my attention this week.
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"All I Wanna Do" singer Sheryl Crow is going to come clean on Entertainment Tonight with what she knows about her ex-fiancé Lance Armstrong's recent doping controversy. Hitmaker Crow and cyclist Armst...
In the space of a week, 30 years of Cirque du Soleil shine crumbled into rusty tarnish. The lesson this week then was a chilling one, especially to a guy who also runs a worldwide entertainment event 30 years old. Put simply: History is irrelevant. Kill your past. Yesterday is meaningless.
As a therapist who looks at the handwriting of psychotherapy clients in a quest to understand something of the mysterious realm of self and soul, I turned to handwriting in order to better understand Lance Armstrong and his current situation.
Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong and Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o became punchlines on late-night talk shows and social media this week -- Armstrong for his two-part confessional with Oprah Winfrey and Te'o for apparently having been a part (unwittingly, or otherwise) of a huge hoax. We laugh, but these stories are honestly more sad and sick, than funny. They are drawn from the deep, dark well of black humour.
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?
The trouble with Lance Armstrong's fall from grace is that he wasn't just a sports hero; he was a self-styled symbol of hope. Which is why we're all left wondering: does his doping confession negate his charitable work? Candidly, we're conflicted. Some of the onus for Armstrong's fall lies on our cultural tendency to elevate celebrities and sports idols to too-good-to-be-true status, then crucify them in the court of public opinion at their every transgression.
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.
AUSTIN, Texas — Lance Armstrong confessed to Oprah Winfrey during an interview Monday that he used performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France, a person familiar with the situation told The...