Friday, August 13, 2004


News breaking overnight about an Olympic "drug scandal". This one sounds bizarre:

Greek Olympic stars Kostas Kederis and Ekaterina Thanou have been injured in a road accident and taken to hospital.

The crash happened shortly after they missed a drugs test, which could result in them being banned from the Olympics.

Meanwhile, Channel 4 screened a programme folowing a study by an Australian university into the effectiveness of performance enhancing drugs. It'll be interesting to see how the study fares in peer review. There might be questions about the conditions under which the trials took place. But, there were clear indications that steroids improved performances in power events like the 100m.

Worth cheating at the Olympics? Only, if you don't get caught.

And, today the Olympics start.

:: Posted by pete @ 07:56