Fair Play at the World Cup
“Simulation” and biting aside, does the total lack of substance abuse mean that the beautiful game is clean?
Rich Whitworth |
Somewhat amazingly, every single player at the World Cup in Brazil was clean (1). And that’s not because the authorities didn’t bother testing anyone after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) revoked the accreditation of Rio de Janeiro’s Ladetec laboratory months ahead of the tournament. No. WADA and FIFA came to the agreement that an accredited laboratory in Switzerland would be used to analyze samples for the tournament – surely, a logistical and chain-of-custody nightmare.
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