Shortly after England had stunningly demolished the All Blacks in the semi-final of the Rugby World Cup, the back-page headline in one of Britain's posher papers asked: "Is rugby now our national sport?"
Thomas Bach's speechwriter has been working overtime lately. This week is the fifth World Conference on Doping in Sport, and so the theme of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) President's latest address was doping - an 11-page blockbuster.
Dutch Olympic athlete Madiea Ghafoor has been jailed for eight-and-a-half years for drug smuggling and trafficking.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is funding three projects to explore the possible uses of artificial intelligence (AI) in the global anti-doping programme.
Tucked away on an industrial estate in Kent is a company desperate to be given the opportunity to showcase its products in a crucial sector of the convoluted world of anti-doping.
Egypt's Olympic Committee (EOC) has suspended its Weightlifting Federation after five more Egyptians tested positive for drugs, including an Olympic medallist, in August.
Thomas Bach’s comments on the Alberto Salazar case were unsurprisingly the leading item from his press conference last week after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board meeting in Lausanne.
The Keep Rugby Clean campaign this weekend will provide a global stage to educate the next generation of rugby stars about the dangers of doping.
The head of Russia's anti-doping agency has launched a scathing attack on the Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF), calling for directors to resign over the current international ban on track and field athletes.
I’m afraid my hackles were raised this week by an item on social media.
Last month, Uzbekistan wrestler Artur Taymazov became the 60th athlete retrospectively disqualified from the London 2012 Olympic Games under the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) sample retesting programme.