Around 10,500 athletes are said to be competing for a shot at the gold medal in the competition this summer in London. Of course every athlete will be tested, but some will be tested more than others. Organizers plan to conduct more tests in areas where drugs are more commonly used. Even though the majority of athletes take these drug tests without testing positive, there is always room for cheaters. I find it hard to understand why anyone would spend their life training for Olympic gold only to have it tarnished because you are found guilty of cheating. This is like Lance Armstrong with the Tour de France, even though this man is known as one of the greatest cyclists of all-time the constant allegations of drug-use and cheating make it hard for him to be only remembered for his success in the cycling world.
Around 10,500 athletes are said to be competing for a shot at the gold medal in the competition this summer in London.
London 2012 Organizing Committee (LOCOG) is on a mission to make sure that only the best of the best win each competition honestly. They are completely sure that advanced drug tests and a new anti-doping lab will take away any possibility that athletes have of winning any kind of medal, with the assistance of drugs. Let’s hope that athletes will learn from Marion Jones and Barry Bonds mistakes, by choosing the ethical route of practice, practice, and more practice.