As my insidethegames colleague David Owen wrote here last week, the B-word is back in business.
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It has been a busy old week in the fledgling race for the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Just as spring threatened to break out around Britain, more unseasonable snow has arrived across the country.
Liam Morgan: Concrete actions needed to repair broken anti-doping system as WADA prepares for key symposium
Next week in Lausanne, the great and the good from the anti-doping movement will gather for yet another key meeting billed as crucial in fighting an issue which has ripped global sport to its core.
Three years ago, I went to Doha to look at what all the fuss was about for myself when it came to workers' conditions in Qatar.
Mike Rowbottom: Clear away the sport/politics miasma for a moment and applaud the man of gold, and now bronze, Sir John Walker
Sport and politics shouldn’t mix, you say? Well there’s no need to mix them if they’re the same thing…
Sports leaders beware: the “B” word is back.
The positive dope test on Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, one of the world’s greatest modern fighters, is a sure indication that boxing is fast joining the Premier League of drugs-infested sports alongside athletics, cycling and weightlifting.
There were a couple of sport-specific recommendations in an International Olympic Committee (IOC) gender equality review published to coincide with International Women’s Day last week which got me thinking.
Explosive and damning have been the two words most commonly uttered when summarising the Combatting Doping in Sport report, published in Britain last week by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee.
Both their life stories would make a Hollywood film, Mohammad Nassiri and Precious McKenzie.
Daniel Etchells: Korean flag dispute at Winter Paralympics a demonstration of delicacy surrounding relations
As far as inter-Korean relations go, there was a real air of positivity here yesterday morning on the eve of the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games here.
Mike Rowbottom: Rules may be working against sport - but it’s sport’s responsibility to set them properly
Rules. Can’t live with ‘em, can’t live without ‘em.
David Owen: Is there a case for a sort of non-proliferation treaty to try and recover sport's lost soul?
Another week, another afternoon spent engrossed in a document examining the pharmacological side of elite sport, in this case, a report entitled Combatting Doping in Sport, published by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the UK's House of Commons.
The sad irony about boxer Scott Westgarth's life is that it took his death for him to make the front cover of Boxing News.