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The Biogenesis PEDs scandal explained

Baseball

When the Miami New Times broke the story in late January that Biogenesis, an anti-aging clinic in South Florida, had supplied human growth hormone and other performance-enhancing drugs to several high-profile players, Major League Baseball got hit with major league scandal.

Roger Federer Leads Calls For Biological Passports to Catch Drug Cheats

Roger Federer At The US Open

When Roger Federer this week called for the introduction of biological passports in tennis, the man with the most polished image in the sport hit a clean winner. As the most popular player in the world, an influential member of the ATP players' council, the owner of 17 grand slam titles and a magnet for high-level endorsements that lift his annual earnings beyond $50m (£32.2m) a year Federer is listened to at all levels of the game.

Lamont Peterson's Comeback Highlights Boxing's Sterility Over Steroids

Boxing Gloves

Boxing has an almost insoluble dilemma. Suspicions have been rife for the past few years that several top-flight boxers use performance-enhancing drugs (a couple have even been caught, while others have proclaimed their innocence, in and out of court), but the cancellation of a major fight costs fighters and their connections – as well as promoters and their television backers – so many millions that there is little collective will for discovery.

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Lamont Peterson's Comeback Highlights Boxing's Sterility Over Steroids

Boxing has an almost insoluble dilemma. Suspicions have been rife for the past few years that several top-flight boxers use performance-enhancing drugs (a couple have even been caught, while others have proclaimed their innocence, in and out of court), but the cancellation of a major fight costs fighters and their connections – as well as promoters and their television backers – so many millions that there is little collective will for discovery.