1. The Boston Globe covers the WADA conference at Beijing.
...tempered expectations from sports governing bodies and testing agencies represent a philosophical shift in the ongoing fight against cheaters. Officials are focused on the deterrent effect provided by frequent testing and scientific advances in designer drug detection. In Athens, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) oversaw 3,500 drug tests and turned up 26 positive cases. In Beijing, the number of drug tests will increase to 4,500.
2. The San Francisco Chronicle discusses doping control.
No Olympiad has ever seen as intensive a drug screening program as the Beijing Games. The China Anti-Doping Agency alone will conduct 4,500 tests, according to a comprehensive review of the testing program by Marc Reisch in Chemical & Engineering News' online issue being released today...
"Drug users and their assistants are working around the clock to beat analytical scientists," Dr. Don Catlin, an anti-doping leader on the scene in Beijing, told the chemistry journal.