â€œCircumventing the testing is as easy as taking candy from a baby.â€
Victor Conte goes into detail in this podcast on how easy it is to avoid a positive test: https://youtu.be/azzhD2QJ8B0 (hint: don't show up to test)
I'm working on a joint journalistic piece on WADA's "Whereabouts Code" and could use input.
â€œThese athletes simply do what they have to do in order to be competitive,â€ he said. â€œAnd I donâ€™t want to say that everybodyâ€™s doing it, because I donâ€™t believe that, but I think itâ€™s the overwhelming majority.â€
Another loophole in the testing system that Conte points out is the rules regarding missed tests. WADA has established a â€œWhereabouts Code,â€ which requires athletes to inform WADA where they will be for one hour each day. That allows WADA to more easily administer randomized testing.
However, athletes are allowed to miss up to two tests each calendar year without repercussions. A third missed test results in a sanction, and that information is publicly available.
Information for athletes who have missed one or two tests is not made available to the public.
More info: http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news...09561.html