We’ve tried blame. We’ve tried shame. We’ve tried hard punishment.
But on the doping-in-sports front, we’re making very little real progress. Suspicion still reigns. Chemists remain ahead of the testers. Every other week there’s a new bust.
We’ve hit a wall.
There are the athletes who get caught and then, invariably, smile and smirk, duck and dodge, taking as little responsibility as possible.