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Kaetlyn Osmond of Canada competes during the team ladies short program at the Sochi 2014 Winter...

Kaetlyn Osmond of Canada competes during the team ladies short program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 8, 2014. (REUTERS)

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Are Canada’s figure skaters being unfairly targeted by Sochi drug tests?

That’s a question Canadian Olympic officials may be mulling with seven members of the figure-skating team tested since arriving in Sochi.

As QMI Agency's Steve Buffery reported this weekend, drug tests are an Olympic reality – but the frequency so far has raised eyebrows among Canadians.

“When we’ve told people how many of our skaters have been tested, they’ve been surprised,” said Michael Slipchuk, Skate Canada’s high performance director.

“Our guys don’t get thrown off easy so I don’t think it will impact (us).

"I guess it’s another one of those things you go through and have to be prepared for.”

Kaetlyn Osmond, 18, was tested the day of her competition, though the inconvenience didn’t appear to affect her performance.

 


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