The Essendon peptide saga

September 29, 2013

The ongoing saga surrounding the Essendon AFL club and their alleged use of peptides in 2012 has kept us all fascinated for the past six months. Over that period I have written a series of articles for the Melbourne Age newspaper attenpting to provide some backgound information for football fans in relation to the drugs…


May 10, 2013

Here is an article I wrote in The Age  on April 30 on the possible penalties that might be given to Essendon players of found guilty of breaching the WADA Code. What next for Essendon  

Australian Sport’s Drug Crisis

April 2, 2013

The recent announcement by the Australian Crime Commission (ACC) of the drug problem in Australian sport has certainly rocked the sporting establishment. I subsequently wrote a series of three artices for the Melbourne Age newspaper on the subject. Integrity mauled but system will rebound Red and Black issue but grey areas rule The monster we…


August 26, 2012

ARMSTRONG, DOPING, CYCLING – a few thoughts Lance Armstrong’s decision not to fight the doping charges brought against him by USADA would appear to be a tacit admission of guilt from the seven times Tour de France winner. Armstrong may claim otherwise and talk about vendettas etc, but there is no way a competitive animal…