Ewan McKenna: Doping denial

Until athletics stops pretending it doesn’t have a problem, it’s never going to kick the habit, as international athletics referee Pierce O’Callaghan has discovered

14th May, 2017
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Pierce O’Callaghan: “We are re-calibrating the whole system’

It all began with a row in a bar, but it was of the debating rather than the brawling variety.

Pierce O’Callaghan, an Irishman who is one of the few elite international athletics referees, had just spent the day preparing the field for a Diamond League meeting. Laying the distance markers for the discus and javelin, he got thinking about a time when he used to put down more markers so the crowd and athletes...

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