Friday December 6, 2019

McGurk: Faster. Higher. Stronger. Doped.

Doping in athletics is occurring on a worldwide scale – and in some cases under the eyes of governments. So what do records really mean?

15th November, 2015
It’s been a bad time for professional sports recently. Picture: Getty

I spent many long hours of my broadcasting career in the chair fronting Olympics and various major athletic championships. In a special way, athletics was always different. We thrilled to the great feats, marvelled at the performances and saluted the champions, but there was always a sense of something unspoken.

Many moments were unforgettable for all the wrong reasons. Like the time Sonia O’Sullivan was beaten for the gold medal by two unknown Chinese runners...

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