Strict Liability

With the winter Olympics upon us, and Jenny Jones having now won Britain’s “first” medal on the snow, I’m reminded of the Alain Baxter, the man who actually did win Britain’s first medal on the snow in Salt Lake City in 2002. Unfortunately for Baxter though, the urine sample he provided that day was found to contain traces of “methamphetamine”, a prohibited substance, and Baxter’s result was nullified by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and his medal taken off him. Continue reading