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Anti-Doping Investigators Are Checking In On Jamaican Sprinters

Fool me once, shame on you; fool me every time there's a major sporting event, shame on everyone.

Fool me once, shame on you; fool me every time there's a major sporting event, shame on everyone. 

Ok, so we're not all fools just yet, but the World Anti-Doping Association is checking in on the Jamaican drug testing agency. Apparently, they missed around five to six months of testing heading into the 2012 Olympic games in which Jamaican sprinters won 12 medals, including three gold medals for Usain Bolt. 

Though the Olympic committee does it's own testing, and each member of the sprint team passed in 2012, suspicions were re-raised when five Jamaican sprinters failed drug tests at the 2013 World Championships. Now, the WADA is launching a full investigation.

It remains to be seen whether a lax testing system equates to guilt, though that seems unlikely. Still, in this day and age, it's yet another sobering reminder that anything is possible, it just might not be legal.