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Silver Lining
RE: Is Alan Webb the real WR holder in the mile?

Subway Surfers Addiction wrote:

The team doctors for Moscow 1980 were prescribing roids for Allan Wells and many others. No out of competition testing. I would be gutted if Ovett did anything.


No. I saw that documentary. You have embellished what it claimed considerably.
It was A (single) Scottish doctor, not a team of doctors, who was one of many team doctors, claimed to have given Allan Wells and a couple of other Scottish sprinters at the time (actually before the Moscow Olympics, 78 if I recall) some drugs. It didn't claim there were, "many others".

Only one other sprinter, Scottish, who had a fall out with Wells, has come forward to corroborate the claims. The original doctor is dead, and I'm sure the British tabloids would have done a lot of digging at the time of this documentary to come up with concrete evidence. Nothing extra has materialised since as far as I'm aware.

There was out of competition testing in the U.K. from the early 80's, long before the IAAF introduced it internationally in 1989.

Just because there is circumstantial evidence that one doctor claims to have doped one athlete and a few
Scottish sprinters is not the same as a team of British doctors doping many of the 1980 Olympic team!

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