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Most people who dope aren’t Russian Olympic athletes. Here’s how the drugs work.
A brief primer in light of the recent WADA ban.
Athletes with asthma tend to do better at the Winter Olympics
But it's not really clear where the advantage comes from.
John Oliver Discusses The Science And Politics Of Athletes Doping
And explains why we shouldn't let athletes dope
Science Is Still Trying To Figure Out What Makes A Female Athlete
Sex tests in sports are archaic
FYI: What Is Deer Antler Spray, And Why Would A Football Player Use It?
NFL players have been accused of using deer antler spray, a banned performance enhancer with a bizarre name.
FYI: If I Did A Bag Of Lance Armstrong’s Blood, Could I Bike Up A Mountain?
No surprise: performance enhancers enhance performance. But they might not give me the instant mountain-scaling boost I want.
Paralympic Athletes Try to Get a Performance Boost By Hurting Themselves
We’ve heard of odd rules put in place (marijuana use comes to mind) to keep Olympians and Paralympians from gaining … Continued
Olympics FYI: Why Is Cannabis Considered a Performance-Enhancing Drug?
We've all wondered: really, guys, can cannabis help you win Olympic gold?
Archive Gallery: The Secrets of Olympic Athletes
Training, gear, and sometimes, sadly, drugs, give the world's top athletes an edge in competition
We Need a League Of Performance-Enhanced Athletes
The use of performance enhancers in sports is inevitable. Celebrating it instead of banning it would make competition safer, more honest, and more fun