Drugs and Curling
I do not know very much about how drugs affect athletes' performances. But I really don't see how the use of any kind of drug would give a significant advantage to one player or team in curling. In the absence of any compelling evidence that drugs create an advantage in curling, why have drug tests for the sport? Why not let the curlers do whatever they want and save all the time, money, and hassles of drug testing? Leave drug-use enforcement to the law enforcement authorities and get thecurling sanctioning bodies out of testing and enforcement.
If there are drugs that can give curlers a significant advantage, I guess I would like sanctioning bodies to test for them. But I must confess I have never heard of anyone bulking up on steroids or practicing blood-doping so they can sweep better, harder, and faster.
A commenter on an earlier posting on this topic suggested that the banned substances list is not sport specific. If so, this one-drug-policy-fits-all concept seems terribly inefficient.