from Photographers' Blog:

Gaining Ben Johnson’s trust

September 23, 2013

(Editor's note: Gary Hershorn, now Global Editor, Sports Pictures, for Reuters, has covered sport for 35 years. A Canadian, he gained the trust of compatriot Ben Johnson in the run-up to the 1988 Seoul Olympics and had special access to the sprinter's training. Here, Hershorn, looks back at that time and at Johnson's downfall.)

Drugs no help in surfing, says world champ

February 23, 2012

World surfing champion Kelly Slater is happy to abide by new doping regulations being implemented in his sport but he doubts whether performance-enhancing drugs would make anyone surf better.

Armstrong re-retires, says no way back this time

February 16, 2011

ARMSTRONGIt’s been a sad week in sport in some ways, with two modern greats announcing their retirements with immediate effect.

Contador provisionally suspended, cycling holds its breath

September 30, 2010

CYCLING-SAXO/CONTADORTour de France winner Alberto Contador returned an “adverse analytical finding” for clenbuterol following an analysis of a urine sample taken during an in-competition test on the second rest day of July’s race, the International Cycling Union said on Thursday. 

Gatlin’s return throws up 100 metres quandary

August 7, 2010

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If Justin Gatlin, back in action this week after a four-year doping ban, were to line up alongside Jamaican Usain Bolt in the 2012 Olympic 100 metres final in London, who would American fans want to win?

Rules support loss of medals for Cox’s U.S. relay team

February 4, 2010

Rules in place at the time of the 2004 Olympics make it increasingly likely all members of the U.S. women’s 4×400 metres relay team will lose their gold medals because of last week’s doping suspension of alternate Crystal Cox.

McGwire the latest in line for smooth rehabilitation

January 14, 2010

BASEBALL/MCGWIREAmerica knows how to ‘do hype’ and the Stateside public lap up a good scandal but when it comes to cheating by use of performance enhancing drugs, the appetite for mass media coverage seems to vanish.

Five defining moments from a decade of sport

December 21, 2009

As the decade draws to a close, we pick five sporting moments which have defined the last 10 years.

Agassi’s confessions could have knock-on effect for Serena

November 24, 2009

agassiAndre Agassi’s decision to open his soul and tell the world he took drugs and then hoodwinked his governing body, the ATP, into believing his failed drugs test in 1997 was a mere mistake could not have come at a worse time for Australian and Wimbledon champion Serena Williams.

from The Great Debate UK:

Gates closing for commercial partners in sport

September 30, 2009

Simon Chadwick- Professor Simon Chadwick, Director, Centre for the International Business of Sport, Coventry, UK. The opinions expressed are his own. -