Shawn Barber

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Canada’s Shawn Barber was allowed to compete at the Rio Olympics despite testing positive for cocaine after the national trials. Photograph: Getty Images.

You know this so-called war on drugs is messed up when an athlete is better off sitting at home with a hooker and a few lines of cocaine, mainlining (...)

Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce celebrates next to Netherlands’ Dafne Schippers as she wins the final of the women’s 100m at the World Championships  in Beijing. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

If perfectly familiar style and consistency are among the last bastions of credibility in athletics right now, then almost everything about day three(...)