Once again, the Olympic world is in a tizzy over the doping of an athlete. This time, we are talking about a 15-year-old girl.
Many people wonder why the IOC wasn’t informed of the positive drug test. Others worry about the “credibility” of the Olympic Movement. All I can think of is: “We are talking about a 15 year-old girl here!”
Think for a minute about all the adults who might have conspired to drug this child: her parents, her coaches, her doctors, officials of the ROC. Unlike her, they are not making the front page. By the time the investigation is completed, the Olympics will be over. The culpable adults won’t be dragged in front of the press. All the world will remember is that a young athlete won (and probably lost) her gold medal by cheating.
Yes, she cheated.
But she was cheated too. By those who should have protected her.