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Olympics Anti-Doping Leap

Posted June 22nd, 2016 at 4:04 pm (UTC-4)
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Sports involves not only a contest to establish winners but as a measure of the ability of humans to transcend physical and mental limits. Athletes must rely on natural abilities, such as agility and concentration, not special chemicals. And they must be able to operate on a level playing field to ensure honest competition.

Vladimir Putin’s Doping Scandal Should Surprise No One

Posted November 10th, 2015 at 11:04 am (UTC-4)
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Big picture: Global athletics — hosting top events, having Russian jocks win big — are key to legitimizing Putin’s corrupt rule. His regime will bribe, cheat and cover up as needed to inflate Russia’s image