Tuesday, February 16, 2010
More than 30 athletes have been prevented from competing at the Olympic Games in Vancouver.
Their names, nationalities, or competitive events have not been released yet.
Subjected to random drug tests months leading up to the games, pending cases were reported to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Disqualifications can be positive results or failure to comply.
WADA officials have made it clear that North American professional league drug testing is not up to par for the national sports world. WADA Director General, David Howman, said of the state of drug testing in the NHL, "It's not as stringent as you would want. We don't know if there's a [doping] problem, but you're left with the suspicion that there may be a problem if you're not prepared to front up."