Ed Krayewski on 5 Stupid Government Interventions in Sports


Whatever you think of Lance Armstrong's guilt or innocence — and whether he's received due process or is getting screwed — his predicament underscores how government-funded agencies intervene in sports, Ed Krayewski writes. Governments in the U.S.A. and abroad have never shied from meddling in athletics, in ways both big and small. From the diamond to the octagon to the gridiron and beyond, Krayewski lists five egregious examples worth pondering in the wake of l'affaire Armstrong.