Olympics 2012: Shiwen Ye and the prevailing drug question...why not just test her? (Possible spoiler)
(This may contain a spoiler if you have not watched the Olympics yet today—Tuesday, July 31, 2012…so stop reading if you have yet to watch them.)
The big story here is about Shiwen Ye’s huge jump in her swim times (when it should be about another huge happy story——but I won’t spoil it for those in RSA and USA who haven’t watched yet) and the rumour that she may be taking performance enhancing drugs. I don’t understand why there should be a controversy. Aren’t Olympic winners tested afterwards? Is it an automatic test that is administered or not?
I just feel that if there is any question…she should just be tested. That would end the controversy. I am not sure if that is being done. Any thoughts?