30 Olympic Athletes ALREADY caught for drug useWe all knew this was going to happen, but 30 athletes before the games even start? Wow...
The World Anti-Doping Agency president, John Fahey, says Olympic drug cheats are now more likely to be caught than ever before. Photograph: Marcio Sanchez/AP
The World Anti-Doping Agency has confirmed that more than 30 athletes have been prevented from competing at the Vancouver Olympics for breaking anti-doping rules.
Wada's president, John Fahey, has refused to give details of the athletes involved. He told a news conference yesterday that the sports or national federations were handling the cases that have emerged in recent months.
He says athletes trying to cheat in Vancouver are more likely to be caught "than in any other Games in our history".
Fahey says more than 70 athletes were prevented from competing at the Beijing Olympics for violating anti-doping rules in a similar period leading into the 2008 summer Games.