Has anti-doping science gone too far? How Shayna Jack and Laurence Vincent Lapointe may be caught up in an unfair system
“Pee is gold” was once Canadian canoe sprint athlete Laurence Vincent Lapointe’s personal motto for the urine tests she regularly undergoes to prove she’s not using performance-enhancing drugs.
- Ms Vincent Lapointe was immediately suspended when she tested positive for Ligandrol in 2019
- Her case mirrors that of Shayna Jack, who last year proved to the Court of Arbitration for Sport that she did not intentionally ingest the same drug
- According to WADA, tests at its international accredited labs have become up to 1,000 times more sensitive over the past decade
The slogan, used by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport to promote anti-doping rules, personally resonated with the Olympic hopeful.
“If you win the gold medal and on…