The fight against illegal performance enhancing substances has led the World Anti-Doping Agency, WADA, to develop strict rules. But some criminal athletes and doctors make sure to remain one step ahead in the race.
Professional cycling and track and field are among the more notorious sports for doping. And the former East German GDR was famous for encouraging systematic abuse of substances to ensure sporting success. DW coverage related to the topic is collated below.
The Paralympic Games are set to open in Pyeongchang. International Paralympic Committee President Andrew Parsons spoke to DW about inclusion, and how the IPC and the IOC differ in their approaches to Russia and doping.
The IOC is set to welcome back the Russian Olympic Committee after it was banned from the Pyeongchang Games due to doping offenses. Critics aren't convinced enough has been done to ensure the ROC is brought into line.
The OAR team will have to wait until Sunday to find out whether they will be allowed to display their national flag at the closing ceremony for the Pyeongchang Games. A second doping case may have scuppered their hopes.