So as the BOA take their fight to keep sport clean by going to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, a good article is publicised in the Telegraph from Chris Hoy.
The lifetime ban is something I am personally very strong about, and I am involved in educating athletes about some of the risks out there, even to the detail of checking medication and supplements.
How can someone who has been banned for cheating, be allowed to take part in one of the biggest showpieces on the planet, especially one which stands for fairness and sportsmanship.
The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well- Olympic Creed.