"Spectator-enhancing drugs" will be the subject of random searches at all Olympic venues, organisers confirmed tonight. "It's simply not fair on the vast majority of fans who don't use drugs and face hours of squinting across the massive stadium to see tiny distant New Zealanders coming fourth in the triple jump," said an Olympic spokesman. People who have paid hundreds for their seat simply don't want to sit next to someone enjoying themselves artificially."
Eyebrows have been raised by the prospect of spot checks on people at home who may have used banned substances to enhance their Olympic TV viewing. These include Tia Maria, White Shield Barley Wine and Ketamine, for the equestrian events.