Proof… if any were needed

PUNE: The ‘Games village’ we’re staying in was occupied by athletes during the Commonwealth Youth Games in October. Not surprising, then, that many current occupants found used syringes and empty vials in their rooms. If doping can happen at the Youth Commonwealth level, imagine what goes on at the Olympics or other senior events. What then is this anti-doping charade all about?

The easiest way to prevent doping is to check the luggage of the athletes before they enter their hotels/ Games village. Since these are international athletes, they cannot access dope once they arrive in the host country. I don’t think testing is sufficient to catch the culprits, for they are always a step ahead. Tools of the cheat


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Sometimes I wonder if I'm the Indian in Thoreau's Walden who makes cane baskets and is surprised nobody wants them. A. was talking about discipline when she said: "But Dev, if you want to move ahead in life, you'll have to be like that," and she may as well have defined everything else for me. I've played the low percentage game for too long to believe there's anything in it but the romance; the odds keep getting jacked up higher and higher; and you may be a good Idealist but a worse Fool.
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