CLOSEIn the best of times, doping control is an odd interaction for Olympic athletes. They are required to report their whereabouts always – whether they are training, competing or on vacation. And if they’re chosen for a test, usually that requires urinating in front of a doping control officer.In a pandemic, the whole process gets stranger.The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed anti-doping agencies into a difficult position – send doping control officers out to test athletes during a time where social distancing and quarantining are recommended. Or limit testing and create a window of opportunity for athletes to dope at a key moment before the Tokyo Games.“I think the easy thing would be to say, ‘OK, we’re gonna stop testing and keep our space,’ but then that would be at the detriment of clean sport and not having doping control protocols in place for the next two or three months would be a travesty,” said Olympic steeplechase bronze medalist Emma Coburn. “For all the years and years and years and efforts in clean sport, to stop it would be really disappointing.”While sports worldwide are effectively on hold, postponed or canceled, the International Olympic Committee has asserted that the Games will go


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