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Biogenesis and the Future of MLB Drug Policy

With A-Rod finally tapping out and accepting Bud Selig's brand of justice, the Biogenesis scandal has reached its merciful conclusion. How will this episode affect the future of PEDs in the game?

Tuesday miscellany: road, track & MTB news & video

A collection of things to read and things to watch - roller tricks, videos from the Junior Track World Champs and MTB World Cup, and a collection of news and blogs from the world of women's cycling

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Track, MTB & women's cycling-video, news & live tv

A collection of videos & news from the world of track, MTB & women's cycling - lots to watch & live races to come. The news does include some positive dope tests, but the rest of the post is actually positive. Add your news to the comments, too

Drug testers show up, bodybuilders flee

The Belgium bodybuilding championships were canceled this weekend after all the bodybuilders fled the building where the competition was being held. Their reason? Anti-doping officials had shown up...

Nicole Cooke retires - with a must-read statement

Cooke's retirement isn't a surprise - but her statement is explosive - taking aim at Armstrong, cycling's doping culture, the UCI, British Cycling and much more.

The saddest doping story ever

Hilariously, an air pistol shooter has been stripped of his two medals for doping. I never gave shooting enough credit as a sport to imagine that performance-enhancing drugs could be a factor. A...

Too many world records?

Ten world records in the first three days. Then six more on Wednesday. Thursday only resulted in two world records. In Sydney in 2000 a total of just 14 world records were set. Less than that many...

So who's Joe's mystery Aussie?

Lots of talk about omerta recently, but we're probably all guilty of ignoring stuff from time to time. Joe Papp dropped a none too subtle hint on his Twitter account that Jeannie Longo's husband was one of his clients a full year before ther story hit both the mainstream and the cycling press. Are we going to wait just as long for this story to come out in the open, or is it time for some baseless speculation over this comment he recently left on Gerard Vroomen's blog? there were several other very high profile clients of mine who they chose not to bring charges against, mainly b/c, while there was evidence of their guilt, there wasn’t the same kind of overwhelming evidence that characterized the other prosecutions. So one of those riders, an Australian, is still racing, winning and making $$$ on the bike today (in large part b/c he followed the personal security and anonymity best practices we documented for our clientele…). There was still reliable evidence that implicated him in doping violations, but not enough for USADA’s standards, which set the threshold so high that they don’t end-up wasting time or $$ on cases that are anything but a sure thing.

AP Reports Armstrong Will Not Fight USADA Charges

The Associated Press reports that Lance Armstrong will not contest the doping charges levelled against him by the USADA. Consequently, he is expected to lose his seven titles and receive a lifetime ban from sports under WADA jurisdiction.

AP Reports Fränk Schleck Doping Positive at Tour de France

The AP reports that Fränk Schleck has tested positive for a banned diuretic, xipamide, at the Tour de France.

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