The new president of the World Anti-Doping Agency had a simple-sounding new year resolution: “I just want to make sport cleaner.” Sir Craig Reedie knows he will never eradicate doping. Just a month into his new role, he says: “People still cheat and that is regrettable.”
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Thursday 04 July 2013
American champion Tyson Gay continued his impressive buildup to next month's world championships by winning the 100 metres at Lausanne's Athletissima Diamond League meeting in 9.79 seconds.
Wimbledon 2013: More sporting woe for Australia as Dustin Brown shocks former champion Lleyton Hewitt
Wednesday 26 June 2013
German-Jamaican is, a qualifier ranked 189th in the world, had only once won a main-draw match at a grand slam before this week
Wednesday 19 June 2013
The IAAF have said that the doping case involving suspended Jamaican sprint star Veronica Campbell-Brown appears to involve a "lesser" offence.
Sunday 16 June 2013
Campbell-Brown, who has won seven Olympic medals, is one of two female runners facing bans
Friday 07 June 2013
'World's fastest man' beaten in to second place by American in Rome
The Week in Radio: World Service's The Truth About Mental Health, showed there are many ways to heal the human mind
Wednesday 05 June 2013
"It was a very small room, 10 by 15 feet, without light, without a door," said the mayor of Bangalore, recalling the moment last October when he watched a man with schizophrenia being rescued from 10 years of solitary confinement in his family home outside the Indian city. "(There was) one very small window, it was kept only to feed him," the mayor continued. "You wouldn't even call it a room as there was no exit. There was no way for him to get out. It was not a room that was locked, there was a wall all around him."
Tuesday 04 June 2013
Yohan Blake is set to run the 100 metres at the Diamond League meeting in Lausanne where he clocked a career-best 9.69 seconds last season.
Watford seek repeat of 2006: No-frills Lloyd Doyley eager to serve up second slice of rich promotion cake
Sunday 26 May 2013
Amid all the comings and goings and ups and downs at Watford these past few years – the greatest upheaval materialising since the Pozzo family bought the club last June – one player has remained a constant, reassuring presence. Lloyd Doyley expects to take his place in defence at Wembley tomorrow for the 408th time since Gianluca Vialli summoned him into the first team in September 2001.
Saturday 25 May 2013
After claiming three gold medals at London 2012, Allyson Felix has little left to prove.
Monday 20 May 2013
In 1973, the Jamaican saxophonist and composer Cedric “Im” Brooks issued a wonderful album entitled From Mento to Reggae to Third World Music.
Thursday 18 April 2013
It remains to be seen whether Snoop Dogg's Rastafarian incarnation is a permanent change, or just one of a series of character-roles, following the George Clinton-influenced DJ Snoopadelic.
Wednesday 17 April 2013
The London Anniversary Games confirms a stellar line-up including the three Team GB gold medalists from 'Super Saturday'
Friday 05 April 2013
Electric Soft Parade
Sunday 31 March 2013
Saturday 23 March 2013
Reality (116 mins, 15)
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
- 1 If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
- 2 'Heartbreaking' Syria orphan photo wasn't taken in Syria and not of orphan
- 3 Bob Geldof offers to take four refugee families into his home 'immediately' as he condemns humanitarian crisis as a ‘f**king disgrace'
- 4 Orthorexia nervosa: How becoming obsessed with healthy eating can lead to malnutrition
- 5 Bryan Cranston speaks candidly about wealth