- Jun 19, 2003
VeloFlash said:The rules have no provision for sanctioning an athlete on observation evidence. They must fail a test, avoid a test, have drugs in their possession, have implements in their possession or admit to drug taking.
With the exception of the admission all other offences are circumstantial evidence. An observation if admissible would be direct evidence.
A doctor for a US 2000 Olympic swimmer (gold medallist) admitted after the Games to administering a drug to his charge on the misunderstanding it was not a forbidden substance (hgh precursor). As there was a denial and not an admission by the swimmer there was no sanction.
seems to me that, if you know your way around the rules, you could just about get away with murder...