Tuesday, 5 April 2016
Drug-taking widespread in sport
The only surprise for us who suspected since 1988 that athletics was not the only sporting activity tainted by performance-enhancing drugs was how long it took for the controlling bodies to act. When lawn tennis was readmitted to the Olympics after a sixty-year break, there was a suspicious number of high-profile stars who declined to take part. The Olympics authorities had pioneered drug-use controls twenty years earlier and each subsequent Olympiad had seen tightening of the régime.