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Drug Test Friend

Athlese use steroide to improve their performance, plain and simple. The pressure of competition can and often does drive athletes to resorting to taking unethical measures to win.

David Rouse

I'm assuming part of the problem is that current doping methods are very hard to test for and involve establishing baselines and looking at changes over time, and rigorous testing would involve false positives. Banning someone from a sport (or even just one race) seems disproportionate a penalty when you know there will be false positives.

Why not just do 100% testing before and after each stage and handicap times based on relative measurements between the competitors? That should discourage doping and also lower the damage of a false positive. It could also make the sport less about the human machine and more about skill.

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