doping

Ángel Hernández: I no longer dope athletes, but pretty much everyone else does

16 September 2017 9:00 am

Ángel Hernández on why he’s no longer juicing athletes – but everyone else is

Most sportsmen cheat – they’d be mad not to

8 July 2017 9:00 am

Most top-level sportsmen cheat – they’d be mad not to

The play the World Anti-Doping Agency really needs to see

26 November 2016 9:00 am

The World Anti-Doping Agency has just called on Russia to confront its wrongdoing and generally shape up. Well, good luck…

Extraterrestrial invader: Lance Armstrong

Why it’s still so hard to cheer for the Tour de France

2 July 2016 9:00 am

On Saturday at Mont St Michel, the 103rd edition of the Tour de France begins, and the favourite to win…

Stupid attacks on Russia only help Vladimir Putin

25 June 2016 8:00 am

Lazy, bigoted and conspiracy-minded criticisms of Russia only help Vladimir Putin

Portrait of the week

14 November 2015 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, outlined four changes he sought in Britain’s membership of the EU. He wanted to…

It’s not just the Russians – there is no morality in top-level sport

14 November 2015 9:00 am

Why do transgendered people need separate toilets? I thought, according to the prevalent orthodoxy, that the new gender they had…

Cycling is about much more than winning — and David Millar’s The Racer is quite a ride

14 November 2015 9:00 am

In 2004, French police officers searching the home of the professional cyclist David Millar found some syringes and empty phials…

Seb Coe is a fine man... who deserves to feel uncomfortable

14 November 2015 9:00 am

So Smiley was right all along: the bloody Russians were the baddest of the bad. The Pound report on the…

Paula Radcliffe is a victim of our hypocrisy and confusion about drugs and sport

19 September 2015 8:00 am

Do you want to see Paula Radcliffe’s blood? If so, you’re not alone. Radcliffe, three-time winner of the London Marathon…

Christmas racing reading

7 December 2013 9:00 am

In one of those old Mae West films a girl admires her friend’s jewellery: ‘Goodness, what lovely pearls,’ only to…