Our very own Dave Ansell asked:
Iíve always wondered something. If you were a really evil athlete and you had a competitor could you drug their drink in the pub the night before the event and theyíd get knocked out of the competition?
We put this question to Professor Chris Cooper:
Thereís always claims. Ben Johnson always thought thatís what happened to him. Itís not clear it was. Dieter Bowman, a famous West German runner, claimed he was drugged in his toothpaste. There was some evidence that was the case. If youíre running a marathon you always take your own drink and itís always sealed. You donít take drinks that are lying around, people are concerned about it.