Doping Culture: What’s really going on in athletics?

An ARD documentary outing systemic doping in Russia, a WADA report to back it up, a BBC documentary investigating micro-dosing. Just what is going on in the world of athletics? … More Doping Culture: What’s really going on in athletics?

Gold for Loughnane, Russians Suspended

A proud day for Olive Loughnane as she looks become World Champion. Five Russian Race Walkers were banned today by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency. Among them, Olga Kaniskina who stole the gold from Loughnane at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin. If confirmed, Loughnane will become Ireland’s second race-walk World Champion and the fourth Irish … More Gold for Loughnane, Russians Suspended


In running (athletics), as a rule, we only notice the people who are ahead of us. We spend our lives staring at their backs, trying to cling onto them, becoming all too well acquainted with the swing of their ponytail, the label sticking out of their singlet, or the spark of their spikes as they kick … More Heroes

Review: Unbroken

At the age of 19, Louis Zamperini competes in his first Olympics. He comes 8th in the 5000m, with a firey 56 second final lap. The world is his oyster and he dreams of the Tokyo Olympics where he will be a seasoned athlete and have a real chance of medalling. Cue the war. Cue … More Review: Unbroken