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Why athletics needs to be even more rigorous, and why athletes need to be accountable
Athletics has had a drugs problem for some time. This is hardly news. But when we find that sprinters of the calibre of Tyson Gay and Asafa Powell have tested positive, the sport takes more than a backward step.
It is tumbling headlong into the weird twilight world that cycling inhabited for so long: where the sport carries on although everyone knows that a significant proportion of the competitors are cheating. It is an absolute disaster.