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The positives of increased testing

Updated: July 25, 2012, 3:44 PM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford

LONDON -- It's the conundrum of any Olympic Games where anti-doping efforts are concerned: On a scale of zero to a lot, what's the ideal number of positive tests?

None sounds good, but would also spur talk that the system is rigged.

A lot sounds bad, because it would represent backsliding rather than progress.

A few is likely the right answer -- enough to prove that the elaborate infrastructure required to process between 5,000 and 6,000 samples in a month's time is ...

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