This four-part series was published in The Japan Times over the past two weeks.

BALCO founder Victor Conte dishes out a lot of insight about systemic problems that plague anti-doping efforts and provides a number of examples of sports governing bodies failing to set (or execute) policies that would strengthen efforts to punish drug cheats. WADA, the World Anti-Doping Agency is analyzed in depth, plus Olympic coverups and other scandals, too. Conte names names and delivers a no-holds-barred critique of a wide range of issues. Other sources weigh in to provide their views, too.

The full report: