Whether the dope testing at the Sochi Olympics will prove to be effective is to be determined in the coming months.
But one thing's for sure, they're present.
Clearly, Canadian freestyle skier Kaya Turski crossed off the trifecta with them. She's Canadian (they seem to love us before competitions; ask Canadian figure skater Kaetlyn Osmond). She has come back incredibly quickly from some pretty serious injuries. And she has been battling some sort of mysterious cold for the last two weeks – and we all know how possible it it to inadvertently take cold and flu medicine that contains something verboten (ask Canadian rower Silken Laumann).
Perhaps that's why Turski was tapped for drug testing both the night before – and the night after – her disastrous effort in the first-ever Olympic women's slopestyle Tuesday.
It added insult to injury after she crashed and finished 19th out of 22 skiers.
Just on my way out to celebrate w ladies & getting pulled into doping 2nd night in a row! Booo! #imcleaniprpromise Celebrate away teamies!!!
— Kaya Turski (@kayaturski) February 11, 2014
Oh, and Turski also separated her shoulder when she crashed on her first run Tuesday – and somehow managed to both pop the shoulder back in (apparently this happens twice a year, like clockwork; no big deal) and manage to take her second run even though that one ended in disaster, too.
The criteria is obviously unknown, and some of it is random.
But for an athlete who has ruled her sport for years before finally being able to compete in it at an Olympic level, one who ripped up her ACL in training less than six months ago and opted for a temporary, scary sort of solution that involved a synthetic ligament wrapped inside a cadaver graft just so she could try to make Sochi, and one whose Olympic dream ended up a nightmare, that was just icing on the cake.
Because of the dope test, Turski she couldn't even go out and tie one on with her teammates, try to wipe the disappointment away even for a few hours.
Now, THAT'S just mean.