"In the mid-1980s Steve Ovett caused a storm when he refused to sign a petition circulated by British athletes condemning doping. Ovett said he had seen some of the names on the list, knew what was going on and did not wish to be associated with them.
One of the names on it was Linford Christie, who at the time paraded in a T-shirt bearing the legend 'Drug free'. He demanded prison sentences for anyone who failed a test. I wonder what his views on that are now, after he recently completed a two-year ban for nandrolone."
(From that article)
Wow, I understand what some of the posters are getting at, and what the poster who linked to this old article was hinting at. A lot of the whole pretense about transparency and forthrightedness is stained by the obvious current and future dopers who take part in such shameless Pr nonsense, and then there is the mystery lurking beyond the veil, of those top athletes and whether some of them might be living a life of doped training. Tyson Gay, of course, before he got nabbed, was one of those part of an explicit accountability campaign, supposedly, to have himself tested even more rigorously than necessary.