Inside the doping hotspot of Ethiopia: dodgy testing and EPO over the counter

Guardian investigation shows how easy it is to obtain doping products, uncovers disorganisation at the Ethiopian anti-doping bureau and catches resulting athlete acknowledging to having taken performance-enhancing drugs Inside Ethiopias flagship stadium, the bleachers are painted the green, yellow and red of the flag. The countrys best athletes have converged in Addis Ababa for the…

From crystal meth to Olympic glory: the recovery and rise of Luvo Manyonga

Three years ago Luvo Manyonga was a crystal meth addict. Now he is an Olympic silver medallist. This is his journey from the tik-addled townships to Rio glory, with the help of an Irish former street-sweeper turned strongman Luvo Manyonga has already made my favourite narrative of the year but, on a gentle summer afternoon…