Significant changes occurred in some types of sports after the USADA released its dossier on Lance Armstrong. The well-known American cyclist was administering steroids and other related medicines throughout the whole cycling career but he never tested positive for any banned medicine. He used certain effective methods to avoid detection. Nonetheless, finally he turned out to be guilty of doping.
Lance Armstrong’s doping case has demonstrated that anti-doping programs failed. So, they should be altered. Otherwise, competitions will be unfair. We’ll never see real sports heroes.
These factors influenced not only on cycling but also on other sports. Some sports organizations stated that anti-doping programs should be modified in order to catch those that take steroids and/or other related remedies.
Not only anti-doping agencies but also sportspeople consider that anti-doping programs should be changed. Some sportspeople desire to assure that their sport is clean. For example, some tennis players believe that more drug testing should take place in tennis. It is important to mention that such tennis stars, as Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray, think that anti-doping program is not quite appropriate in tennis. They affirm that more drug testing is required in order to be sure that tennis is free of doping.
The Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic stated that he would submit to more drug testing in order to promote cleaning tennis of dopers.
The Swiss tennis player Roger Federer also confirmed that more tests for prohibited products should take place in tennis. He noticed that earlier he was subjected to more tests. Then the number of tests became more reduced in tennis.
When it comes to the World №3 tennis player Andy Muray, he said that more out-of-competition testing should take place. While tennis players are always subjected to drug testing during competitions, they are not tested often while being not in competitions.