Amid doping drama, U.S. sprinter Justin Gatlin defends competing in Rio
What does doping drama mean?
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In this context:
"doping" = the use of performance-enhancing drugs by athletes
Definition (a) – http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dic...english/doping
"drama" = a turbulent, emotional situation
Definition (4) – http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dic.../english/drama
Justin Gatlin has been banned in the past for offences involving performance enhancing drugs. Because of these bans, there has been some controversy surrounding Gatlin's appearance at the 2016 Olympics.