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An ASADA settlement: Business as usual or 'not on'?

All stakeholders are presently denying the prospect of a settlement between the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) and affected players of Essendon Football Club’s supplements saga. 2,071 more words


How to navigate twists & turns of Essendon v ASADA saga

As we follow the tortuous twists and turns of the litigation brought by Essendon Football Club and James Hird against the Australian Sports Anti Doping Authority (ASASA), it seems that each news bulletin discloses further ‘options’ or paths the protagonists might pursue. 3,269 more words


Botswana's Amantle Montsho Disqualified Following Violation Of CGF's Anti-Doping Standard

The Commonwealth Games Federation court has determined that Botswanan athlete, Amantle Montsho, has committed an anti-doping rule violation and has disqualified her from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. 149 more words


Some answers but more questions: James Hird’s affidavit in Essendon v ASADA litigation

As discussed previously, cross-examination only provides half the picture. Cross-examination enables the evidence relied on by a witness to be tested. In civil cases, that evidence is usually provided in affidavit form. 1,601 more words


The Law Weighs In: Closing Submissions in Essendon v ASADA trial

Closing submissions are the last opportunity for the parties to persuade the judge that their case should prevail. The stakes have risen, the veneer of gentility begins to fray and the rhetoric rises to new heights. 3,319 more words


Bisibelle Bath served with chips/wafers and Dahi wada (Lunch-box Idea2)

Here comes my second lunch-box recipe. Today it is Karnataka special Bisibelle bath with chips and dahi-wada. I made dahi-wada due to a festival at home, but you can substitute it with curd rice, curd or even muffins/cakes. 584 more words

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The Sad Legacy of East German Doping

Last post I discussed the rise of positive doping tests in the aquatics world (here), echoing the terrible doping decades of the 70s, 80s and 90s. 820 more words