Michael Phelps urges Congress to join fight against doping in sports – Los Angeles Times

Michael Phelps led an Olympic contingent that testified at a congressional hearing Tuesday, with the famed swimmer talking about his frustration at the cloud of doping that continues to hover over sports.

The most-decorated Olympian of all time — now retired — Phelps was joined by shot putter Adam Nelson and officials from the International Olympic Committee, World Anti-Doping Agency and U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.

“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 it,” Phelps told the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.

He added: “Even the suspicion of doping is disillusioning for clean athletes.”


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