Friday, August 13, 2004

Drugs & Olympics

The drug wars happen in sports too. So, there are two wars on drugs today, one in society and another in sports. With both, as is the case in all wars, the media gets twisted and manipulated. Furthermore, those in various camps are often cluess as to what the others are doing.

In the story above, my hunch about the Greeks pulling a clever trick seems to be off the mark. It would NOT have been much of a suprise me to see them step out of the hospital to light the torch at the opening. Something is still unsaid.

LA Times reported on Monday, day 3 of the games:

Off the field, the International Olympic Committee canceled a hearing for a second time with Greek sprinters Costas Kenteris and Ekaterini Thanou, who missed a drug test before the Games and have been withdrawn by the Greek Olympic Committee pending a hearing with the IOC. Kenteris and Thanou were accused of failing to report for a drug test.

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