Saturday, April 19, 2008

The Final Lap: Trouble In Paradise

  • Maurice Greene and HSI called out. It’s a sad day in track if the doping allegations against Maurice Greene are true. The IAAF says none of this is new, and there is no concern for alarm. Whatever that means. Read New York Times

  • Convicted drug cheat, Justin Gatlin, owes the track community an apology after running an embarrassing 4.42 in the 40-yard dash at the NFL combine. That kind of time is simply unacceptable when at least a dozen football players ran faster. Read

  • Athletes be afraid—be very, very afraid. WADA announced that tests for human growth hormone (HGH) will be used in Beijing. Great, except the test only detects HGH if taken fairly recently, as in three days. And who would be that dumb? Read NBC Sports

    • By Jay Hicks, a.ka. Track Evangelist.

    Photo courtesy Reuters.


    1. @ utactionfigure: Wow, I don't know if the situation could be summed up more succinctly.