David Freake tests positive for EPO, receives four year ban

October 22nd, 2019 by Madeleine Kelly | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

A Canadian marathoner has received a four-year doping ban


The Shakeout Podcast: Inside Russia’s State-Sponsored Doping Scandal

February 6th, 2019 by Kate Van Buskirk | Posted in The Shakeout Podcast | No Comments »

This week on the Shakeout we dive into the dark world of doping. We bring you the story of the Russian drug scandal that rocked the global athletic community. And we discuss the response, or lack […]


How cannabis could help you become a faster runner

October 17th, 2018 by Canadian Running | Posted in Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

Marijuana products could potentially help athletes with their training, pain relief, and recovery, but there are some potential downsides


New evidence suggests Ben Johnson’s 1988 Olympic lab report was tampered with

September 28th, 2018 by Madeleine Kelly | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

A 30-year-old lab report from Ben Johnson’s 1988 Olympic drug test reveals questionable results


Canadian Olympian calls the WADA decision “a sad day for clean sport”

September 20th, 2018 by Madeleine Kelly | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

Evan Dunfee says, “This is a sad day for clean sport, bringing the very notion into disrepute.”


Cannabis is now legal in Canada, but not for athletes

September 11th, 2018 by Madeleine Kelly | Posted in Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

“Canadian athletes are reminded that they are still subject to the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP), and that the use of cannabis under CADP is still banned.”


What I learned from the doping control process

July 19th, 2018 by Madeleine Kelly | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

Regardless of the level you’re competing at, know what you’re taking and ensure it’s an allowed substance


Canadian track and field star Shawnacy Barber involved in major scandal

October 6th, 2016 by Canadian Running | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

The pole vaulter was caught with cocaine in his system during the Canadian track and field championships in July, just weeks before competing at the Rio Olympics.


Jamaica introduces blood sample collection

June 30th, 2015 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

The Jamaican Anti-Doping commission had added blood samples to their testing regimen in the country. Prior, JADCO only tested urine samples, a practice criticized as ineffective in the country’s battle against performance enhancing drugs. Beginning […]


Canadian sprinter handed doping suspension

May 13th, 2015 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

After a long process of appeals, Canadian 400m sprinter Alicia Brown was handed a two-year doping suspension for the presence of hydrochlorothiazide in an out-of-competition test from late November 2013. Brown was the 2013 […]


Are more amateur athletes using drugs?

February 12th, 2015 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Officials in the UK are making noise over a growing number of amateur athletes in the country turning to performance enhancing drugs. Numbers in the country have shown an increase in the number of […]