As much as we all love sports, we can’t get away from the fact that, sometimes, athletes will take performance-enhancing drugs to put a damper on the excitement.
In a gigantic sporting event like the Olympic games, such rule-breaking would not exactly be surprising. However, the good news is that, so far, the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro are completely clean.
According to the Associated Press, the International Olympic Committee has conducted more than 2,000 drug tests thus far, and no positive cases have been reported yet.
Mark Adams, a spokesman for the International Olympic Committee, has stated that 2,097 doping controls have been followed through since the athletes village opened. Of those 2,097 tests, 1,775 were of the urine-test variety. The remaining tests consisted of 201 biological background checks and 121 blood controls.
The International Olympic Committee plans on conducting more than 5,000 doping tests throughout the Olympic games. Should any positive tests surface, they will be handled by a special division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Here’s to hoping that the rest of the Olympics remain clean and free of any cheating or foul play.