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Athletes who dope are seeking to gain a competitive advantage over their rivals. But athletes seek to gain competitive advantages in numerous ways and many of these are not banned.
On the world's biggest stage, at the Olympic Games, there are all too many instances of athletes who have turned to the use of a chemical advantage to gain a leg up on their fellow competitors.
Math shows that Phelps' gold-medal count is so sky-high, it wouldn't have been predicted to occur, at least not for another 250 years.
Olympic runner Wayde van Niekerk unexpectedly won gold in the 400 meters from Lane 8. Here's why that's so extraordinary.
More than 100 people in Ohio have been sickened with a diarrheal illness linked to swimming in local pools.
For as long as athletes have been trying to game the system by doping, officials have been coming up with ways to catch them.
For Olympic athletes looking to boost their athletic prowess, the wide world of doping drugs provides ample opportunities.
Nothing represents the peak of physical condition like Olympic athletes, yet they also represent a wide range of body types, shapes and sizes.
What illnesses might people catch if they swallow some of the water, which is reportedly contaminated with sewage?
As technology becomes fully integrated into our everyday lives, we may see athletes as the last vestiges of our humanity.
A swordfish's bill might inspire visions of swashbucklers' blades. But an unusual gland makes its proboscis more vulnerable than you would expect.
Hall of Fame basketball coach Pat Summitt died today after a 5-year battle with Alzheimer's disease. But how does the disease kill?