Much harder to 'game' sports system by taking drugs: Specialist sports physician

The high-profile case involving swimmers Joseph Schooling and Amanda Lim, who confessed to consuming cannabis, has cast the spotlight on athletes and drugs. While the duo did not test positive for any banned substances, ST looks at the anti-doping programme in local sport.

There is a group who feel cannabis should not be on the World Anti-Doping Agency's prohibited list. PHOTO: AFP
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SINGAPORE - In 2009, a British tabloid published photographs of swimming legend Michael Phelps smoking marijuana from a bong. He was banned from competition for three months and lost his Kellogg's sponsorship.

In 2021, his compatriot, sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson, missed the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for marijuana during the US Track and Field trials.

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