World Anti-Doping Agency

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    Why Does UFC and Boxing Hate Marijuana So Much?

    A few years ago SF Weekly sat down for an unconventional interview where an up-and-coming mixed martial arts fighter credited cannabis for some of his success and he wanted to tell us all about it.He was in a difficult position: marijuana, he said, is on the "performance-enhancing" banned list becau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    Marijuana Is Career Poison for Olympic Athletes who Are Not Named Michael Phelps

    While he never raced against Jim Thorpe in the decathlon and never competed against the color barrier, American swimmer Michael Phelps can nonetheless lay claim to the title of greatest Olympian. His 22 medals won over three separate Games allow him this.Judo practitioner Nicholas Delpopolo is no Mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    World Anti-Doping Agency Asked to Dump Marijuana From List of Performance-Enhancing Drugs

    Among the Drug War's finer ironies is the treatment of marijuana by the world of sport, which has taken a deliciously schizophrenic view on the miracle/devil plant: It's a gateway drug that dooms its users to a lifetime of apathy, ignorance, and nonproduction. It's also a performance-enhancer, in th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Lance Armstrong's Attorneys Demand Apology From CBS Over Doping Allegation Story

    Is used to winning ‚ÄčNo sooner had Lance Armstrong juiced his legal team last week by adding the San Francisco firm famed for helping ballplayers battle leaks in the BALCO drugs case, than Keker & Van Nest came out swinging, making a public demand that CBS apologize for doping allegat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    Interpol, World Anti-Doping Agency Launch Investigations of Lance Armstrong

    No, no, not that way. This way...‚ÄčAt this point, who isn't investigating Lance Armstrong? The World Anti-Doping Agency has joined the Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Attorney's office to look into allegations that directors of Armstrong's former U.S. Postal Service Cycling Team conducted ... More >>

  • News

    December 7, 2005

    Legal Complications on Steroids

    If Lance Armstrong were found to have been on drugs, and his S.F. handlers knew it, sponsors could demand their money back, and perhaps change sports in the U.S. forever

  • News

    September 21, 2005

    Letters to the Editor

    Week of Wednesday, September 21, 2005

  • News

    September 7, 2005

    Tour de Farce

    Lance Armstrong, Thom Weisel, and questions about anti-doping efforts in American cycling

  • News

    August 4, 2004

    Countdown to Burlingame

    A guide to television coverage of the enhanced drama and athleticism of the 2004 Alternolympics

  • News

    August 7, 2002

    This Is Your Sport, on Dope

    State Sen. Don Perata's bill on drug testing for pro athletes isn't nearly tough enough on doped-up athletes or their enablers

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