It has been nearly 30 years since a previously unheralded Finnish policeman named Lasse Viren burst onto the scene in Munich at the 1972 Olympics, winning two gold medals and setting a new world record for 10,000 meters.
It is not often that a member of the IOC gets invited to a conference organized by the media, or, if invited, is prepared to accept. So, if I occasionally sound like Daniel in the lion's den, I hope you will forgive me.
The head of research at the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI), Sandro Donati (photo), recounts his personal story about twenty years of fighting against doping in Italian and international sport. An unbelievable story which nevertheless is true.
The media must assume the role of a sports policeman in order to eradicate the unjust practices that are denying women their rightful place in the community of sport, says Carol Garos, Secretary General of The African Women in Sport Association.