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Add Russia’s Olympic Doping Scandal to the Rich History of Cheating in Sports

Seeking an unfair advantage in sports did not originate in the former Soviet Union, but state-sanctioned cheating is much more common in communist or former communist countries.

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Cheat Sheet: The Tyson Gay File

Last July, U.S. sprinter Tyson Gay held the fastest 100-meter time in the world.

Posted on Feb 11, 2014 READ MORE


A-Rod’s Suspension









Posted on Jan 14, 2014 ENLARGE


Suspended









Posted on Aug 6, 2013 ENLARGE



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How a Bunch of Liberal Groups Are Trying to Kill the Filibuster and Citizens United

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: The progressive plot to save representative democracy, China’s retirement bomb, Republican junk science, and doping in sports.

Posted on Jan 18, 2013 READ MORE


How a Bunch of Liberal Groups Are Trying to Kill the Filibuster and Citizens United

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: The progressive plot to save representative democracy, China’s retirement bomb, Republican junk science, and doping in sports.

Posted on Jan 18, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN



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Barry Bonds, Baseball and the Redemption of America

The slugger’s saga speaks directly to matters of justice, ethics, historical memory, the role of media and spectacle at the beginning of the 21st century, and, of course, the priorities of business. As such, this contemporary tragedy reflects a country that seems adrift, morally challenged, in decline and with a profound loss of faith in established institutions.

Posted on Jan 17, 2013 READ MORE


Induction









Posted on Jan 11, 2013 ENLARGE


Steroids









Posted on Sep 22, 2012 ENLARGE


No Fame, No Gain









Posted on Aug 22, 2011 ENLARGE    



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Feds Call Baseball Great Clemens Foul

The Rocket is headed for the docket. Roger Clemens has been indicted for allegedly lying to Congress about his steroid use. How foolish of Clemens to testify without first procuring an insurance company or a bank, or offering his services as a military contractor. Doesn’t he know how Washington works?

Posted on Aug 19, 2010 READ MORE



AP / Tony Gutierrez

All-Stars, Steroids and the Super Bowl

L.A. Times columnist and Truthdig contributor Mark Heisler explains why the NBA All-Star game is no fun anymore and why overreacting sportswriters can’t forgive Mark McGwire for breaking their hearts.

Posted on Feb 12, 2010 READ MORE



AP / Tony Gutierrez

All-Stars, Steroids and the Super Bowl

L.A. Times columnist and Truthdig contributor Mark Heisler explains why the NBA All-Star game is no fun anymore and why overreacting sportswriters can’t forgive Mark McGwire for breaking their hearts.

Posted on Feb 12, 2010 READ MORE



AP / Eric Draper

Shock and Aw: Getting Over the Sins of ’98

This just in: With all forgiven, Mark McGwire makes Hall of Fame. Who knows, it may even happen in his lifetime.

Posted on Feb 11, 2010 READ MORE


Roid Rage









Posted on Feb 15, 2009 ENLARGE


A-Rod
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Et Tu, A-Rod?

Yet another top MLB player’s reputation has been besmirched by use of performance-enhancing drugs: Take a bow, Alex “A-Rod” Rodriguez. The Yankees star admitted Monday that he’d dabbled in steroids years ago in a moment of high pressure and youthful indiscretion. He said the drug use occurred only while he played for the Texas Rangers.

Posted on Feb 9, 2009 READ MORE


Shrub and the Rocket

Of all the voices in Washington recently, who could be better equipped to speak for this president than Roger Clemens?

Posted on Feb 22, 2008 READ MORE


Sad Uncle Sam









Posted on Feb 17, 2008 ENLARGE


Take Me Out to the BALCO

On April 2, 2002, the Los Angeles Dodgers played a home game against the San Francisco Giants, raising the question: If both pitcher and batter are artificially enhanced, does that level the playing field?

Posted on Dec 18, 2007 READ MORE


Mitchell’s December Surprise









Posted on Dec 14, 2007 ENLARGE


Barry Bonds
Aislin, The Montreal Gazette

Lance Williams on Bonds’ Indictment

“Game of Shadows” co-author Lance Williams shares his thoughts on Barry Bonds’ legal woes, the impact of steroids on sports and how Nancy Pelosi helped to keep him out of jail.

Posted on Nov 20, 2007 READ MORE


Barry Bonds









Posted on Nov 16, 2007 ENLARGE


Put an Asterisk Next to Rove’s Name

The satirist opines that the Bush adviser had some help from steroids in setting records as a divider and dirty trickster.

Posted on Aug 26, 2007 READ MORE


Bonds’ Retirement Plan









Posted on Jul 29, 2007 ENLARGE


Popeye’s Tarnished Record









Posted on Jul 25, 2007 ENLARGE


Mark McGwire’s Reprieve









Posted on Jan 10, 2007 ENLARGE


Mark Fainaru-Wada on Barry Bonds, Steroids and ‘Game of Shadows’

Truthdig’s James Harris sits down with SF Chronicle journalist Mark Fainaru-Wada to discuss his book,  “Game of Shadows,” and the leaked grand jury testimony which has gotten him in such hot water.

Posted on Jun 13, 2006 READ MORE


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