Make the Case

The Olympic motto is Citius - Altius - Fortius, the Latin words for Faster - Stronger - Higher. Once upon a time, the Olympic games were the pinnacle of sports. Then came the propaganda of the 1936 Berlin games, the US boycott of the 1980 Moscow games, the Soviet boycott of the 1984 Los Angeles games, and the current doping scandals. I don’t know how we got here, but I would dearly love to get out.

That being said, this is not the answer. The US Anti-Doping Agency’s shift from a reliance upon a positive drug test to documentary evidence of drug use is a step in the right direction. But the US Olympic trials are going on now. Don’t try doping cases in the press. If the USADA has a case, then make the case. If the press has hard facts in place of hearsay, then let’s see them. Otherwise, would everyone just lie low until they have something real to say.