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Athletics free from doping is an unrealistic idea – Michael Johnson

Published: Wednesday December 11, 2013 | 2:22 pm Comments 0

Four-time Olympic champion Michael Johnson believes it is "unrealistic" to think athletics will ever be drug-free.

Six Jamaicans, including former 100-metre world-record holder Asafa Powell and 2004 Olympic sprint relay champion Sherone Simpson, tested positive for banned substances earlier this year.

Johnson says athletics is a microcosm of real life and in real life you will always have people who cheat.

He further says it is unrealistic to expect athletics to be drug-free.

Johnson believes the Olympics is the saving grace of athletics but thinks the sport needs to adapt in order to improve its appeal.

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