Massive scandal is brewing in the sporting world this morning and the head of the WADA is conspicuously absent from any press conference. Just when we need his type of leadership, he abandons his post!
RTE sports broke the scandal which may rival Festina and Operation Puerto combined! Robbie Green, was thrown out of the UK open darts tournament after failing his drug test and testing positive for marijuana. He is now serving an 8 week and 2 day suspension.
This has renewed the call for widespread drug testing to root out cheaters in the sport. From the story:
John Scott, director of drug-free sport at UK Sport, said: ‘What was clear was that increasing the level of blood testing could add value to our testing programme, both as a method of detection and deterrence.
‘Cost is a factor, but if it improves the overall quality of our testing programme then increasing the level of blood testing is something we can consider. At the end of the day, it shouldn’t be a case of how many tests you do, but how effective they are.’
No word on the ‘B’ sample but we need to act fast here!
In the sport of darts, is alcohol considered a performance enhancing drug? I know that all my darts experiences involved quite a few beers.