Wednesday, May 28, 2014
George Hincapie — 17-time Tour de France participant, 5-time Olympian, and key witness in the Lance Armstrong doping case — talks about his career and a sports era defined by performance-enhancing drug use.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
The Alex Rodriguez court documents have given us a window into the (alleged) routine of a super-doper -- and it's pretty weird. From testosterone lozanges to three injections a day, Steve Eder of The New York Times describes the lengths some athletes will go to get an edge.
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
The baseball doping scandal dominating sports headlines this week has put an employee of a prominent New York sports agency, ACES, in the spotlight. In an article in The New York Times Wednesday, Steve Eder delves into the role a so-called middleman, Juan Carlos Nunez, may have played in the unfolding scandal.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Gabe Feldman, associate professor of law and director of the Sports Law Program at Tulane University, discusses reports that Alex Rodriguez could face suspension for his alleged involvement with the performance-enhancing drug supplier Biogenesis International, and whether or not he'll fight it if suspended.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Before Usain Bolt captured the title of world’s fastest man, fellow Jamaican Asafa Powell held the title in the 100 meter. And when she won the 2008 Olympic silver medal in the women’s 100, Jamaican track star Sherone Simpson was just shy of the fastest. But this past Sunday, Powell and Simpson admitted that they had tested positive for performance enhancing drugs. How will these revelations affect the future of the celebrated Jamaican track and field team? Ellis Cashmore, author of "Making Sense of Sports," weighs in.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
A-Rod has found himself at the center of Major League Baseball's latest doping investigation. He denies the accusation that he used banned steroids during the Yankees' 2009 World Series run and, possibly, as recently as last season. And now he's taking steps like so many embattled athletes before him to preserve his legacy. But is it too late?
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
It seems we can’t go more than a few months, or even weeks between doping scandals. Has doping always been this prevalent in athletics? Or is it just easier to uncover? Dr. Harvey Shapiro is a physician, medical correspondent, and former doping control officer for the Olympics.
Friday, January 18, 2013
Local elected officials from Coney Island, Hoboken, and Long Beach discuss how federal Sandy aid will affect their communities. Plus: Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng discusses his human rights work in China and what it’s been like living in New York City; and NPR's Mike Pesca on what the Lance Armstrong admission of doping means for sports.
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Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Lance Armstrong apologized to the staff of his Livestrong Foundation staff in Austin, Texas yesterday, just a few hours before he taped an interview with Oprah Winfrey. It is during that interview that Armstrong reportedly confessed to doping throughout his cycling career. Paul Willerton, cyclist and former teammate of Lance Armstrong's, discusses Armstrong's decision to confess.
Monday, October 22, 2012
The International Cycling Union has announced this morning that it will strip Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France wins. We talk to a former teammate of Armstrong's, next. Paul Willerton is a former teammate of Armstrong’s and the organizer of a protest in Oregon held outside the Nike headquarters in response to their support of the disgraced athlete.
Friday, August 24, 2012
Late Thursday night, Lance Armstrong announced he will no longer fight charges of using performance enhancing drugs during his career brought by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. He maintains he is innocent, but is weary of the 10 years he's spent battling doping allegations.
Friday, July 27, 2012
More than 100 athletes have been banned from competing in the London Olympics because of doping suspensions. Doping allegations have become common in many sports, most notably in cycling, baseball, and track and field. Dr. Dennis Cardone, associate professor of sports medicine at NYU Langone’s Center for Musculoskeletal Care, and Dr. Gary Wadler, clinical associate professor in the Department of medicine at Hofstra University, explain how performance-enhancing drugs work, how they're detected, and how doping has been addressed in sports. Dr. Wadler served as the Chairman of the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) Prohibited List and Methods Sub-Committee and serves as an ex-officio member of WADA’s Health, Medicine, and Research Committee. He is the lead author of the textbook Drugs and the Athlete.