2 Im­proved dop­ing sci­ence

Canadian Running - - RUNNING THE NUMBERS -

Dop­ing sci­ence con­tin­ues to grow by leaps and bounds. The num­ber of ath­letes caught jumped in the early 2000s af­ter WADA was founded and be­gan test­ing. They are mak­ing head­way de­spite ap­pear­ances. This could lead to some painful rev­e­la­tions about some fu­ture big-name ath­letes. It is an es­ca­lat­ing arms race, but with frozen sam­ples avail­able for re-test­ing, new in­no­va­tions will also re­veal past trans­gres­sions.

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