Jan Schakowsky

Michael Phelps calls for independent drug testing at congressional anti-doping hearing

Michael Phelps calls for independent drug testing at congressional anti-doping hearing

Michael Phelps never climbed a starting block in international competition with the confidence he was about to swim against a field free of drug cheats.

“Throughout my career, I have suspected that some athletes were cheating, and in some cases those suspicions were confirmed,” the 28-time Olympic medalist told a congressional subcommittee Tuesday at a hearing on international anti-doping efforts. “Given all the testing I, and so many others, have been through, I have a hard time understanding this. … I can’t adequately describe how frustrating it is to see another athlete break through performance barriers in unrealistic time frames, knowing what I had to go through to do...

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