Doping In Sport - breaking the veil of secrecy

21 Jul 2016

Doping programs succeed through secrecy. Breaking the veil of secrecy requires a special person with courage and conviction, and we rely increasingly on the bravery of whistleblowers to expose drug cheats in sport. But is this challenge too great for those wanting clean, fair sport?

In a society where ‘dobbing on a mate’ is considered un-cool, anti-doping investigators often face the unhappy prospect of closing a case because of insufficient evidence. Unless someone is willing to take a stand, drug cheats can go on to win accolades and the adoration of fans at the expense of clean athletes.