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by Shane Stokes
October 12, 2017
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The chief executive of the World Olympians Organisation Mike Miller has made the controversial proposal that pro athletes should be fitted with microchips in a radical attempt to catch dopers.
Speaking at a Westminster Media Forum on Tuesday, he said that technological developments meant that banned substances could soon be detected by microchips implanted in athletes’ bodies. “The problem with the current anti-doping system is that all it says is that at a precise moment in time there are no banned substances,” Miller said.
“We need a system which says you are illegal substance free at all times, and if there are marked changes in markers, they will be detected. Some people say we shouldn’t do this to people. Well, we’re a nation of dog lovers; we chip our dogs. We’re prepared to do that and it doesn’t seem to harm them. So, why aren’t we prepared to chip ourselves?”
However the head of UK Anti-Doping Nicole Sapstead wasn’t a fan of the idea, and raised some objections.
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