Augusto E. Perez wrote:
OversEEs travel wrote:
How much, if any, drug testing is done on athletes who are banned from competition? Are they still subjected to out of competition testing? They are free to train no matter how long their ban. Does anyone monitor them to ensure they are training clean and return to the sport clean?
They're still subject to out of competition testing unless they file the paperwork to officially retire. And if they retire and decide to unretire, there's a waiting period from the date of the unretirement until they can start competing again during which time they're back in the testing pool. This is stop someone from retiring, using drugs without fear of testing, and then quickly unretiring.
That's a whole lot of unnecessary rules for a body that intends to ignore the results anyway.