• Waiting for Decisions – ASADA and Footygate

    At the moment it is as if the whole country, or at least the footballing part of the country is sitting, waiting for ASADA to say or do something, even if possible make a decision as to what happened and when. In recent days the media has published stories to the effect that both ASADA …

  • Kate Lundy A World Leader in Window Dressing

    Last year as the USADA – Armstrong case finally came to light the reaction in Australia was of feigned ignorance followed by the taking of a few scalps in cycling circles in order to show that we are a nation that is tough on cheats. In the wake of that ASADA who had knowledge of …

  • The Sharks are used to Unfairness

    Australian sports people have been offered advice from all sorts of weird and wonderful angles since the infamous “Blackest Day in Australian Sport” media conference in Canberra last month. So why not a bit of home-spun wisdom Mark Brandon “Chopper” Read: Never Plead Guilty. It’s advice that politicians Craig Thomson, Peter Slipper and Geoff Shaw …

  • Pointing the Finger – who are the dopers who are the organised criminals?

    As Spain’s Operacion Puerto trial neared the end of its second week, the Australian Crime Commission has released a report that exposes what it calls widespread doping in many Australian sports along with links to organized crime involved in the supply of doping products and match fixing. This report follows up the USADA Armstrong case …