Tag Archives: PEDs

The Fog of War

“War is the realm of uncertainty; three quarters of the factors on which action in war is based are wrapped in a fog of greater or lesser uncertainty. A sensitive and discriminating judgment is called for; a skilled intelligence to … Continue reading

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Enduring Shame: Marita Koch and the GDR

Photo: Wolfgang Kluge via Wikipedia I am haunted by the photo of East German sprinter Marita Koch smiling in the midst of a group of young fans. The photo was taken in 1986 when Koch was 29 years old and … Continue reading

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Drug Cheating Then and Now

I’ve been thinking a lot about drug cheating recently. I don’t mean that I’ve been looking for Xenon to inhale or contemplating shady Internet purchases for myself, I mean that I’ve been thinking about two recent news items, one that … Continue reading

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