The Old Games Are Over

It's been this way for a while: before we see the athletes soar we must first watch them squirm. This time, Australia's pre-Olympics scandal centered on whether five of its male cyclists had injected themselves with banned substances in room 121 at the Australian Institute of Sport cycling facility in Adelaide last year. The five were cleared last month by an investigation headed by a former judge. One of them, Sean Eadie, faced a separate charge of importing human growth hormone (hGH) from the U.S. in the late '90s. The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled there was insufficient evidence to...

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