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West Germany considered pumping swimmers full of air

29 October 2013

When professor Gerhard Treutlein from Heidelberg University wants to get young people to discuss doping and the rights of athletes, he tells a true and quite disturbing story from the 1970s in West Germany. At that time, it was...[more]

Gerhard Treutlein, professor at Heidelberg University talks at Play the Game 2013. Photo: Play the Game / Thomas Søndergaard

Play the Game 2013: Discussing the future of anti-doping

17 October 2013

At Play the Game 2013, taking place in Aarhus, Denmark 28-31 October, the anti-doping fight will be thoroughly discussed by some of the most knowledgeable specialists in the field.[more]

Photo: Richard Masoner/Flickr

McQuaid-challenger calls for new anti-doping measures in cycling

23 July 2013

Brian Cookson, head of British Cycling, promises a full investigation into cycling’s doping past and a new and more active approach in the fight against doping should he succeed in ousting incumbent UCI president Pat McQuaid in...[more]

The challenger for the UCI presidency, Brian Cookson, has released a detailed plan for how he wants the UCI to engage in the fight against doping in the future. Photo:press image from

Australian report exposes widespread doping

07 February 2013

A national report about doping in Australia shows an extensive use of doping among Australian elite athletes.  The report, which is the result of a 12-months investigation, is prepared by the Australian Crime Commission...[more]

Australian Home Affairs Minister Jason Clare was shocked by the findings of the Australian Crime Commission (ACC). Photo: screen dump from news conference

WADA blasts UCI over ‘deceitful’ statements – UCI denies accusations

30 January 2013

WADA president John Fahey fervently denies that WADA had agreed to work with the International Cycling Union, UCI, on a new Truth and Reconciliation Commission to replace UCI’s Independent Commission. He also criticizes the...[more]

UCI president Pat McQuaid rejects WADA's accusations. Photo: Colourbox

UCI dissolves independent commission

29 January 2013

Only a few months after establishing the International Cycling Union Independent Commission (UCIIC) to look into the allegations set forward against the UCI in the USADA report, the UCI has disbanded the commission in exchange...[more]

UCI independent commission to hold public hearing after WADA rejection

16 January 2013

The Independent commission set up by the UCI has decided to hold a public hearing on a truth and reconciliation process for witnesses. The news about the hearing comes after both WADA and USADA decided not to support the...[more]

The winding road towards a new World Anti-Doping Code

08 January 2013

The sanction length and criteria for the prohibited substance list will be in the centre of discussions in the lead up to the adoption of a new World Anti-Doping Code later this year, David Howman, Director General of WADA,...[more]

David Howman speaking at Play the Game 2009. Photo (c) Jens Astrup/Play the Game

“The Armstrong case has given people a significant jolt”

07 January 2013

Last year’s Armstrong case shows that science alone cannot solve the doping problem in sport. Anti-doping organisations must put more focus on gathering evidence, David Howman urges in this first part of an extensive Play the...[more]

WADA Director General David Howman speaking at Play the Game 2009. Photo (c) Jens Astrup/Play the Game

Leading European media launch ‘credible cycling’ manifesto

31 October 2012

Five European newspapers have launched a manifesto calling for credible cycling and reforms, and an independent investigation by WADA into the UCI and its handling of the Armstrong collapse. The five newspapers –The Times,...[more]

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