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  1. WADA chief bemoans agency's lack of power

    Shaun Assael

    John Fahey, WADA's outgoing president, spent the week complaining about the agency's inability to compel other countries to answer requests or comply to standards, Shaun Assael writes.

    Story | Conversation | November 21, 2013
  2. Diana Taurasi passed polygraph test - WNBA

    Shaun Assael

    In December, Turkish basketball club Fenerbahce fired WNBA star Diana Taurasi for allegedly testing positive for Modafinil, a banned stimulant. But Taurasi's defense took a step forward with news that she recently passed a polygraph test.

    Story | Conversation | February 04, 2011
  3. Gatlin's cooperation nets him next to nothing

    Shaun Assael

    A four-year ban is Justin Gatlin's "reward" for cooperating with federal authorities in a doping probe? ESPN The Magazine's Shaun Assael is still searching for the common sense in that decision.

    Story | Conversation | January 03, 2008
  4. Only the truly naive will believe this version of Jones' story

    Shaun Assael

    Marion Jones pleaded guilty on Friday, but her story still has plenty of holes, writes ESPN The Magazine's Shaun Assael.

    Story | Conversation | October 05, 2007
  5. The implausible deniability of Marion Jones

    Shaun Assael

    From the first time he met Marion Jones years ago, ESPN The Magazine's Shaun Assael has been listening to her denials of performance-enhancing drug use. Now he finally knows better.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2007
  6. China's performance pipeline is gushing … in plain sight

    Shaun Assael

    The Chinese government talks a good game when it comes to cracking down on the availability of performance-enhancing drugs in advance of the Beijing Olympics, but ESPN The Magazine's Shaun Assael writes that the supply lines are still wide open.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2007
  7. 'Raw Deal' busts labs across U.S., many supplied by China

    Shaun Assael

    Over the past four days, the Drug Enforcement Administration staged a series of busts around the country that culminated the biggest crackdown ever against performance-enhancing drugs.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2007
  8. Remember, drug testing is an inexact science

    Shaun Assael

    As the village of the banned gets ever more crowded, we need to remember that drug testing is an inexact science.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2006
  9. Landis wants the public in on his hearing

    Shaun Assael

    If Floyd Landis goes in front of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency over his positive drug test at the Tour de France, he will request an open hearing.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2006
  10. Cycling's past isn't doing Landis any favors

    Shaun Assael

    ESPN The Magazine's Shaun Assael was fooled once by Tyler Hamilton's doping denials, so he's listening to Floyd Landis' denials with a healthy skepticism.

    Story | Conversation | July 28, 2006
  11. Hamilton ruling continues to help shape doping laws

    Shaun Assael

    Saturday's Todd Hamilton ruling asks this question: how far does an athlete have to go to show the test he failed was flawed?

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2006
  12. Conte says Jones used HGH

    Shaun Assael

    Victor Conte, the man at the center of the BALCO doping scandal, says he gave performance-enhancing hormones to Olympian Marion Jones.

    Story | Conversation | December 02, 2004
  13. As many as 40 track athletes face subpoenas

    Shaun Assael

    The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has uncovered a widespread drug conspiracy involving coaches, chemists and several track athletes who tested positive for a previously undetectable steroid and now face suspensions that could bar them from the 2004 Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2003