The Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games

Russia killed Olympic amateurism. Now it might kill anti-doping

9 December 2016 14:44

The row about Russia’s state-sponsored doping programme will continue for years. The fact is that Russia has a long tradition…


Why did Maria Sharapova allow herself to get caught?

10 March 2016 12:28

Maria Sharapova topped the list for the world’s highest earning female athlete for 11 consecutive years. Not that she has…

Professional roadie.

In defence of doping

3 August 2015 14:28

Apparently, I’m supposed to be shocked by doping. This weekend, the Sunday Times published files from the International Association of…

Estimate and The Queen after winning the Gold Cup in 2013

Don’t jump to conclusions over the positive drugs test on the Queen’s filly ‘Estimate’

23 July 2014 17:02

The news that one of the Queen’s horses, Estimate, tested positive for morphine, a banned substance, hit the headlines yesterday…


Lance Armstrong, the Greatest Cheat in the History of Sport, Prepares to Admit His Sins - Spectator Blogs

5 January 2013 20:21

The news, reported by the New York Times, that Lance Armstrong is preparing to confess his sins reminds me of…