Melissa Tandiwe Myambo

Lance Armstrong at Tour Down Under Stage 6 in Adelaide, Australia. Image via Flickr user Paul Coster (cc)

The 2016 games in Rio may be behind us, but an Olympic doping scandal lingers in the public imagination. On Wednesday, news broke that several gold-winning Chinese weightlifters failed performance-enhancing drug (PED) retests from the 2008 Beijing games, intensifying our longstanding obsession with “clean” athletes.

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