In 1999, the IOC fashioned the World Anti-Doping Agency in an effort to systematise the analysis and detection of performance-enhancing drugs. There was a pointy enhance in optimistic drug checks on the 2000 Summer Olympics and 2002 Winter Olympics as a outcome of improved testing situations. Several medallists in weightlifting and cross-country skiing from post-Soviet states have been disqualified due to doping offences.
- Russian athletes have been restricted from competing in more sporting events all over the world but the Paralympics made an exception.
- Mouthwash, and Indian Foot Powder turned official sponsors of the London Olympic Games.
- After lacking the Olympic opening ceremony because of COVID, bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor was elected to be Team USA’s flag bearer for the closing ceremony in Beijing.
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