Should Shane Crawford be next Australian of the Year?

Hands up if you are losing your faith in sport and what it’s supposed to mean? Thank heavens for Shane Crawford, writes Paul Thomson.

Cycling: All the big names out to kick start 2013 season

The international cycling year has kicked off with the Tour Down Under prologue race taking place last night in front of an estimated 108,000 people.

Faster, higher, stronger

Pete Edwards believes a chemically-assisted “Olympics” would be a huge success. Let the freaks run!

We need to talk about PED

Sean Curtain asks what defines enhancement of performance and what gets ticked and what gets crossed.

Spread the blame for drug cheating

If Armstrong is guilty of taking performance enhancing drugs he should be stripped of his seven tour titles. It’s simple: taking PEDs is cheating.

Armstrong’s fall from grace

Cade Lucas looks at the complexities of the Lance Armstrong case.

The Middle Australia Report

Middle Australia (The Editor and The Chairman) have been writing their Friday afternoon sports report for years and distributing it to their band of keen email followers. They are confident that they are ready for footyalmanac.com.au to bring it to the world. Here is the first instalment with its comment on cycling and cricket.