To test or not to test

  

With the London 2012 Olympics opening on 27 July, London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOGOC), has built a specially designed laboratory operating around the clock, 7 days a week, testing approximately 6,250 samples and up to 400 samples of participating athletes a day during the Olympics. According to LOGOC, this is more testing than at any other Games.

The question then poses itself – is this testing of any use?

If you are interested in sports or the Olympics and have a view on anti-doping, we welcome you to read this article and discover the interesting perspectives of authors Bengt Kayser and Barbara Broers.

This contrcredit johnthescone on Flickroversial manuscript highlights the history of anti-doping practices and legislatures, focusing on specific cases and athletes, and poses a very interesting question: Are anti-doping practices of any use and should Games-hosting governments be investing time and taxpayers’ money into such practices?
 
Alexa Chamay Berrier

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