Why 2012 London Olympics drug cheats are still being caught

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Retrospective testing means athletes cannot breathe easily for a decade, but the system is flawed

When two swimmers refused to acknowledge victories by Chinese swimmer Sun Yang at the last month’s world swimming championships, the very public protests riveted the swimming world and cast a spotlight (again) on suspected doping in sport.

But amid the drama, a separate, failed drug test was slightly overshadowed. Uzbek wrestler Artur Taymazov became the 60th athlete – and seventh gold medallist – to retrospectively test positive for doping from samples taken at the 2012 London Olympics, Jack Anderson writes for the Conversation.

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Written by Jack Anderson for the Conversation
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