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Sunday, July 11, 2004

Banquo's Ghost

Oh dear, some people refuse to move on.

It is reported that Ben Johnson, the sprinter who was kicked out of the Seoul Olympic Games in 1988, claims that everybody was on drugs at those Olympics.

He blames his country, Canada, for not supporting him. In his view everyone else was "doing it", and their countries knew full well what was going on.

Whether the allegation is true or not, those Games were 16 years ago; it is time to move on and get on with your life Ben.

However, it may now be time for the International Olympic Committee to consider mandatory drug testing for all the athletes competing in the Olympic Games. The Games will only survive if their reputation is beyond reproach. Accusations such as this, do much harm to the reputation of the Games and the athletes competing.

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