A sign at the Doping Control Station at the Sanki Sliding Center in Rosa Khutor, taken during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Some endurance athletes may be huffing xenon gas to gain an edge


Xenon is a gas that occurs naturally, in tiny amounts, in the air all around us. But is it the next super drug for athletes who want an illegal edge? Rumors say yes, but the science is far from certain.

Russian doping control center

Russian athletes won big in Sochi and a new TV documentary says doping may be the reason

Global Scan

Anti-doping agency outlines ‘undeniable’ case against Lance Armstrong

Arts, Culture & Media

French puppet TV show ignites diplomatic protest over portrayal of Spanish athletes

Arts, Culture & Media

Olympic drug testing


West Germany Doping Study Shows Widespread Abuse


East German athletes personified doping during the Cold War era. But it turns out that West German athletes were using performance enhancing drugs, too. A report released this week suggests that doping was far more widespread in West Germany than was previously thought. Anchor Aaron Schachter speaks with Louise Osborne, a reporter with The Guardian […]

Baseball Doping Scandal Sends Ripples to Latin America

It wasn’t just A-Rod. Monday’s suspensions handed out by Major League Baseball involve 12 other players, all from Latin America. Three are from Venezuela. Anchor Aaron Schachter speaks with Alfredo Villasmil, a sports writer for Venezuela’s Ultimas Noticias newspaper, to hear about reaction to the Biogenesis doping scandal there.

The World

Cyclists Petition for New ‘Tour de France Feminin’

Men’s cycling has been scarred by blood doping, leaving Lance Armstrong without his many Tour de France titles. Women’s cycling is trying to take advantage of this time, pushing for women to be allowed in the Tour de France.

African Cyclists Compete in First Ever Tour of Democratic Republic of Congo

Arts, Culture & Media

The first ever Tour of DRC kicked off this week. Cycling teams from nine mostly African countries are competing in the 500 mile race across parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo to promote national unity.

Spanish Doctor Convicted in Sports Doping Investigation

Conflict & Justice

A doctor in Spain has been convicted of endangering the lives of elite cyclists by administering blood transfusions to increase performance.