Moving Forward: Overcoming the Doping Problem in Professional Athletics

Moving Forward: Overcoming the Doping Problem in Professional Athletics

Today, the Russian Athletics Federation announced that marathon runner Albina Mayorova has been suspended for four years as a result of tests she took last year. The Russian doping scandal dominated the news-cycle in 2016 and we are seeing similar problems in competitive athletics across the board. Five years after Lance Armstrong’s doping bust, the UK Anti Doping agency […]

WBA Champion Lucas Browne Adamantly Denies Using Banned Substances

WBA Champion Lucas Browne Adamantly Denies Using Banned Substances

Heavyweight champion Lucas Browne was shocked after failing a drug test with the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency (VADA). Following a fight in Russia against Ruslan Chagaev, the heavyweight champion tested positive for Clenbuterol. In a press release, Browne said: “I will be fighting for as long as it takes to clear my name… Prior to today I had not heard […]

Is The NBA Failing The Drug Test?

Is The NBA Failing The Drug Test?

Over the years, the NBA’s drug policies have been affected by internal policy shifts and external regulation. It can be difficult to objectively gauge the effectiveness of these changes. For instance: How do we define success? What’s the tangible impact of these policies? And is the message we’re sending consistent with our true values?