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Sport is finally waking up to the full extent of of its drugs problem—but the battle is far from won. Plus newspapers should remember that football is not the only game in town

Life after doping

When Jonathan Aitken was asked to chair the Tory party’s inquiry on penal reform, there was some derision at the idea of a former jailbird in this role. On the other hand, Paul Cavadino of the rehabilitation charity Nacro thought that his experience made him all the better qualified: “Ex-prisoners have a key role to play in improving the rehabilitation of offenders.” And so it might be that at a time when the battle against doping is the most important question in sport, above all in cycling, another kind of former offender is the man to…

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