Quote Of The Day
“Absolutely, [things are much better now]. In 2004, when I first made the Olympics, [people would ask me], ‘How many of the medalists were doping?’ [and] I’d say, ‘How many of the finalists are doping?’ and I’d say it was much higher than 50% of the finalists. Whereas now, it’s only really the top three or four guys [where] there’s a high percentage that are doing it. But, just like with the [Rashid] Ramzi situation in 2008, it becomes more evident (that they are doping now) because they are so much further ahead – the one or two or three that are doing it. Whereas in the late ’90s, early 2000s, I think there was such a high percentage doing it that it wasn’t obvious as they all were ahead at the same time. … I think as a whole, the testing has gotten a whole lot better. … By and large, I think most people are above board.”
– Nick Willis sharing his views on the current state of doping in track and field at the Millrose Games press conference. Willis also had some interesting ideas on how to deal with athletes who live in an area/country that doesn’t do sufficient testing. *Discuss
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