In the News

  • Los Angeles Times

    Steroid use by athletes was already widespread in 1984 and the Olympics here were no exception, but the public hadn't noticed yet.

  • The New York Times

    NEWARK, Del. — Students kept filing into the tiny hideaway gym at the University of Delaware, but most seemed interested in swimming and the fitness center, not volleyball. Only 150 or so fans attended Wednesday’s match, 200 tops, family and friends tucked into a small set of bleachers.

  • The New York Times

    The decathlete Bruce Jenner crossed the finish line in the 1,500 meters in the 1976 Montreal Olympics, arms flying above his head, knowing he had won the gold medal and set a world record. He just did not know what he was doing for dinner . . .

  • The Register-Guard

    Former track superstar Marion Jones, pictured with fellow Olympic gold medalist Tim Montgomery, is serving time in prison for lying about her use of performance-enhancing drugs...

  • The Oregonian

    Distance runner Lauren Fleshman is concerned about track and field's image. In a sport with a long line of doping scandals, Fleshman wonders whether it's reached the point that falling under suspicion helps define one's success..

  • San Francisco Chronicle

    UC Berkeley scientists are exploring whether high-speed gene-reading machines - like those used to decode the human genome - will be able to find subtle genetic flaws that can harm health and can be cured by treatments as simple as vitamins.

  • Newsday Sports

    George Mitchell's report of widespread doping, according to this winter's spin, should be viewed with skepticism because of Mitchell's connections to the Boston Red Sox and commissioner Bud Selig.

  • San Diego Union-Tribune

    A few months ago, two head shots of Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman were posted on a Web site called Pro Football Talk. One was from 2005, the other from this season. Merriman has improbably broad shoulders in the 2005 photo and noticeably smaller ones in 2007.

  • San Francisco Chronicle

    Major-league baseball's drug cheats are the subject of an investigation and face tougher penalties and public exposure when they are caught using steroids.

  • Los Angeles Times

    The process by which Jones was accused and cleared of a potential doping violation has led some to question the viability of EPO testing.