Very interesting OP-ED on history of how as spectators we have looked at doping over years, starting with death of Arthur Linton in 1896. Worth running it through the google translator for those with OCD on this subject :-) although I am sure it'll come out hopelessly mangled.
Two choice quotes:
We have created an immense hall of mirrors of top sport, where nothing is what it seems. A world in which we welcome artists as long as they only maintain our illusions. And if they fall by the wayside, we turn suddenly pure moralists, preachers of purity and beauty.
With the arrival of the Anglo-Saxon morality cycling lost not only his imagination, but its black humor. In its place came the dead boring, bare truth of fundamentalists like WADA chairman Dick Pound. Perhaps one could say that English speakers attempt to press the Roman Catholic cycling life in a tight Protestant straitjacket.
And with that, on a light note