The New York Times published a blistering exposé today, detailing how Russian Olympians engaged in a state-run doping program in order to win as many gold medals as possible during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. At least 15 medal winners were reportedly involved.
This is a stickleback male guarding its nest. Notice the fact that it’s still alive? That fact is both a biological marvel unique among creatures, and a way to test if athletes have been taking steroids, because why not? What else you got, reality?
In his latest piece for The New Yorker, Malcolm Gladwell reviews two recently published books. The first – The Sports Gene, by David Epstein – is about the genetic and phenotypic gifts of elite athletes; the second – Tyler Hamilton's The Secret Race – about the widespread use of performance enhancing drugs among Tour…