With the Olympics upon us and the track schedule just under way, there is likely to be much discussion of ‘who’s clean?’ and ‘who’s dirty?’ And rightly so. Track has been battered and bruised in the public media in the last couple years led by the work of some of it’s greatest stars. In fact, even when there’s good news it almost always comes off as bad….isn’t it a good thing if the best people are getting busted? Shouldn’t we applaud athletes for signing up for a voluntary submission extra intensive drug testing protocol rather than riding not publicizing it until one of them complains about how inconvenient it is?
Speaking of doping, I found an interesting article on Wired about doping in the future. It’s a pretty good read. I think it’s a good thing that if doping control is a goal that the testers at least know what to look for before it becomes a (major) problem.