Wesley Botton
Chief sports writer
3 minute read
11 Jul 2021
10:06 am

Knowing how other athletes cheat can give you an edge

Wesley Botton

Some athletes will do anything to protect their reputation, even cheating multiple times.

The world of cheating is as rife today as it was at the dawn of sport. There are various reasons people cheat, but right on the top of this list is the mother of them all – to win. Athletes want to win, some at all costs, because of the lure of financial success and fame that comes with winning a significant event. Some athletes will do anything to protect their reputation, even cheating multiple times. Lance Armstrong took on the US government in a $100-million lawsuit against him to defend himself, but that fight was later settled for $5...