South Africa’s schoolboy doping problem is no big secret, but some of the numbers from tournaments such as Craven Week are unrivalled in other parts of the world.
On Sunday, Russian boxer Shavkat Rakhimov defeated South Africa’s Azinga Fuzile in an IBF world junior lightweight showdown in East London, but that’s where the story really heats up.
Six players at last year’s Craven Week tested positive for steroids, and now a coach from Cape Town’s northern suburbs is under the spotlight.
At the Swimming World Champs, Ozzie Mack Horton refused to share the podium with gold medallist and accused doper Sun Yang. That has now backfired rather spectacularly.
The podium ceremony after the 200m freestyle at the world championships in Gwangju, South Korea, was pretty ugly to watch.
Late last week, it emerged that Sharks and Springbok hooker Chiliboy Ralepelle had failed another doping test. Last night, he defended himself.
This year’s Craven Week tournament was a reminder of the wealth of talent we have in this country. It was also a reminder of how a “win at all costs” approach can backfire.
We all know about Lance Armstrong, and how he somehow managed to fly under the radar for so long, but this scandal dwarfs that of the disgraced cyclist.
Lance Armstrong has admitted he cheated, but a new study shows that his beloved EPO might not be as effective as first thought.
The Olympics are around the corner and excitement is growing, but there is just that little problem with rampant doping. Go wild John, do your thing.
In what is nothing short of a bombshell Russia’s state-run doping program has been exposed, calling into question their recent Olympic successes.
As sponsors run for the hills there is at least one company that refuses to bow to public pressure. Just why are they so fond of Maria then?
Sympathy is proving hard to come by for former darling of the tennis world Maria Sharapova. She does seem to have one fan though.
Depending on whether you’re a Sharapova fan or not, you may have differing views on her doping indiscretion. Here’s the science you should know.
If you think you had a crummy Monday spare a thought for Maria Sharapova, the tennis star going public with a rather expensive folly.
The world of sports is filled with bitter ex-athletes whose names have faded from the limelight. Being really nasty on Twitter usually grabs some headlines.
Having been battered in the press for the best part of three years it is clear that Lance Armstrong is angry. It seems he isn’t all that fond of cycling any more either.
There’s that pesky traffic fine you got for R650. Then there’s that fine you got after a couple too many toots which proved a little steeper. Lance, the floor is yours.
He just can’t keep out of the headlines, can he? This time he’s had an interview with Emma O’Reilly (the whistleblower who first called him out), and claimed that certain individuals at the very top of the UCI hierarchy played a hand in helping him get away scott-free for so long.
In 2009, film maker Alex Gibney set out to make a film documenting Lance Armstrong’s comeback year in cycling. For the whole year, Armstrong lied to Gibney’s face. In ‘The Armstrong Lie’, Lance finally sets the record straight. “A cancer survivor overcoming the disease comes back and wins. Yeah, they liked that.”
The latest details to emerge from the Pistorius case indicate that police asked state doctors to analyse blood and urine samples obtained from Pistorius on the morning of the murder for the presence of steroids.
If you thought things could not get any worse for Lance Armstrong, he is facing a criminal investigation by federal investigators according to a high level source who told CBS News this: Agents are actively investigating Armstrong for obstruction, witness tampering and intimidation. Contrary to statements made on Tuesday by Andre Birotte, US Attorney for […]
Wow, this whole sports drugs vibe is getting out of hand. If it wasn’t enough that one of our own top cyclists was busted shortly after Lance Armstrong, we now have a problem in our schools. And apparently it’s the worst in the world.
One of South Africa’s most prominent cyclists, David George, has been caught with his hand in the needle jar, testing positive for the banned performance enhancing drug, EPO. He faces a charge of doping, and the scorn of people wearing spandex in coffee shops, everywhere. Thus spake the CEO of the South African Institute for […]
Earlier this week, we reported on Lance Armstrong being dumped by Nike. Other endorsements lost by him in the past week include Trek, Giro, FRS, Honey Stinger, 24 Hour Fitness, Anheuser-Busch, and Radio Shack.
As you no doubt read in the Spice this morning, the most successful Tour de France cyclist ever, Lance Armstrong, might soon be stripped of all seven of his titles. What you might have missed though, is that he’ll also have to pay back all of his accumulated winnings which amount to roughly R35 285 592!
Yesterday, news broke that this year’s Comrades Marathon winner, Ludwick Mamabolo, had tested positive for the banned substance methylhexaneamine. It is the same substance that got Chiliboy Ralepelle and Bjorn Basson in trouble in 2010.