The Summer Olympics: Are Drugs Winning the games?

There will be new tests to catch the cheaters in Sydney. Will the Games be clean? Not a chance

It isn't cheating if everybody else is doing it." So declared Canadian track coach Charlie Francis in 1988 when his sprinter Ben Johnson became the Olympics' highest-profile disqualification ever by testing positive for steroids. But of 8,465 competitors at Seoul, only Johnson and nine others were booted for drugs. What's this about "everybody"?

Good question, tough answer. You can be sure that many more than 10 athletes used banned substances in Seoul, and many more than 10 will use them in Sydney. Beyond that, there's little certainty. As you watch the events on the tube, you will have no way of...

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