The great doping debate in sport

By Matthew Chantler

New research published in the Journal of Physiology suggests that athletes using steroids for only a short period could gain an unfair advantage over ‘clean’ competitors for up to 10 years.

This brings sharply into focus the issue of doping in sport and the sanctions to be applied in circumstances where sportspeople cheat the system.

It comes at a time when a number of high-profile Jamaican and Kenyan athletes have tested positive for banned substances and the drug-testing authorities of those nations have been criticised for testing and intelligence failings…

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