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Matt Butler: Unruly Children's Institute shows off new batch of EPO

View From The Sofa: UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships, Channel 4

Editorial: Are Australia's athletes uniquely corruptible?

The revelation of widespread use of performance-enhancing drugs by Australian athletes is being described by many as a black day for the country's sport. It certainly looks that way. What the Australian Crime Commission has found is not restricted to a single arena, nor even just to individuals. In some cases, it seems, whole teams might have been involved, and the drugs supplied by organised crime syndicates. As Jason Clare, the country's Home Affairs Minister, says, the findings "will disgust Australian sports fans".

Widespread use of performance enhancing drugs has been uncovered in Australian sport

Australian sport is rocked to its core by revelations of performance enhancing drugs, match fixing and organised crime

Findings of 12-month investigation into the link between drugs and professional sport revealed

Out of the pool at 23, Rebecca Adlington faces the same questions we all will - just a whole lot sooner

Careers are more exciting for Olympians, retirement more painful

Eufemiano Fuentes, the Spanish doctor on trial for doping Credit

The Last Word: Truth and reconciliation over drugs in sport? I will take the truth part...

The decision not to demand Fuentes lists dopers is catastrophic

Between the Covers 27/01/2013

Your weekly guide to what's really going on inside the world of books

The Sports Matrix: Friday 25 January 2013

Lance deserves everything he gets, says angry Wiggins

If only Lance Armstrong had given Alastair Campbell warning about his drug-taking past

Our diarist notes that Tony Blair's former spin doctor was a particularly devoted worshipper of the disgraced former Tour de France winner. Funny, that

David Millar:

Cycling: 'It's now one of the world's cleanest sports,' says David Millar

The reformed drug-user David Millar said this weekend he believes it will take another

Lance Armstrong is 'a disgusting human being' says British Olympic champion Nicole Cooke

Interview with Oprah Winfrey described as 'pantomine'

Manti Te'o broke American hearts with the sad story of how his girlfriend died - but it turns out she never existed

American Football: The linebacker and the fantasy girl

One of the brightest young talents in American sport, Manti Te'o broke fans' hearts with the sad tale of his girlfriend's death. There's one problem: she never really existed

Exclusive*: Lance Armstrong PR strategy after Oprah Winfrey interview revealed in leaked email from senior industry figure

*Not really. But the below is free and eminently usable if any of you want it

Page 3 Profile: Mark Fabiani, PR guru

America's very own Max Clifford?

By threatening to confess all to Oprah Winfrey, Lance Armstrong shows us what we sorely miss in Britain

The disgraced former cycling champion is on a long and winding road - but to what exactly we cannot know. Oprah might help us find out, through a very American ritual

Lance Armstrong is preparing to give his first interview since he was stripped of his Tour de France titles for doping offences

Armstrong apologises to Livestrong charity staff ahead of Oprah Winfrey interview

Disgraced cyclist chokes back tears before his expected confession of doping

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