Use of performance-enhancing drugs in sport

Kenyan marathon runner Rita Jeptoo arrives at the Athletics Kenya headquarters after failing a doping test, in Kenya's capital Nairobi, January 15, 2015.

The ‘Queen of the Marathon’ doped her way to victory


Distance runner Rita Jeptoo is a superstar in Kenya for winning marathons across the globe. But she’s now serving a two-year ban for using the blood-booster EPO to cheat.

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

Russian doping control center

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

Global Scan
Kenya's Rita Jeptoo reacts after winning the women's division at the 118th running of the Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 21, 2014. Jeptoo, winner of the Boston and Chicago Marathons for the last two years, has failed an out-of-competition

A Kenyan marathon champion is hit with serious doping allegations

Blood Sport

The story behind the story of Alex Rodriguez’s suspension from Major League Baseball


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

Arts, Culture & Media

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency is finally coming forward with its case against Lance Armstrong. 200 pages. 26 interviews, 11 by former teammates. Emails. Bank statements. All of which, they say, paint a picture of the kingpin of a doping ring. Armstrong, through his attorney, calls it all lies — a taxpayer-funded hatchet job.

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

Arts, Culture & Media

A French TV show that stars latex puppets has ignited a controversy between Spain and France with its unflattering depiction of Spanish athletes, accusing them of using performance enhancing drugs in their recent string of athletic victories.

Olympic drug testing


Before the Olympics even begin there are concerns that Olympic anti-doping monitors won’t be able to detect the blood-boosting drug EPO.

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.