Phelps asks for stricter stan­dards

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORT -

Olympic swim­ming star Michael Phelps tes­ti­fied be­fore a con­gres­sional hear­ing on im­prov­ing anti-dop­ing mea­sures, de­liv­er­ing the mes­sage that he doesn’t be­lieve the Olympics and other com­pe­ti­tions are clean and that ath­letes don’t be­lieve in the test­ing sys­tem that’s in place.

“I don’t be­lieve that I’ve stood up at in­ter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tions and the rest of the field has been clean,” Phelps said dur­ing the hear­ing. “I don’t be­lieve that. I don’t think I’ve ever felt that. I know that when I do stand up in the U.S., I know we’re all clean be­cause we’re go­ing through the same thing. In­ter­na­tion­ally I think there has to be some­thing done, and it has to be done now.”

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