b'explains,choosinghiswordscare-fully.But the tests discourage any-one from even thinking about doing anything unethical.Testing validates the athletes hard work, and ensures theyve done it cleanly.The public opticsoffaircompetition,arealso very important.TestingattheOlympicand Paralympics,notsurprisingly,isa formalizedprocess.Thevalueof Emmys policing background shines through in this aspect.AnathletewhosbeenselectedEmmy Ci, centre, surrounded by his fellow Doping Control Officers.for testing is notified after his or her event.TheyreinformedoftheirEmmys respect of all the athletesOneParalympianearnedspecial rightsandresponsibilities,mean- is apparent, but he confesses a fond- notice from Emmy.Emmy Ci hanging out in Palmer Park with his daughter Olivia and son Wesley, ing the integrity of the process andness for one particular group. He was a 66-year old, visually-before heading off to Tokyo. theprotectionoftheirself-esteem.Theresatremendousenergyimpaired marathon runner at the 2020 Theyrechaperonedfromthemo- levelamongalltheathletestheseTokyo Games.I had the opportunity Just to be Fair(continued from page 3) ment theyre notified until the sam- are highly motivated people. to interact with him, and found him a Doping Control Officers as well asdictatetheselections.TheGamesples are provided.And the samplesWorking with the Paralympians ishuge inspiration: just his attitude, his the testing they did. organizers determined the criteria. follow a strict chain of custody whenmy favourite part of the job.Not onlymentality.Testing protocol, naturally, was theThereisastrongundercurrenttheyre shipped to the lab.do they have that same high energy,Onamoregenerallevel,Emmy positions key element. of respect for the athletes as EmmyThelabworkitselfisoverseenbut I especially admire the challengesofferedhighpraisefortheorgan-Who got tested depended on thedescribesthephilosophybehindbytheOlympicCommitteeanin- theyve worked through to reach thatizersoftheTokyoOlympicsand event.Sometimesthenameswerethe Olympic and Paralympic testingternational body.But the test results,international stage.It takes a lot ofParalympics.With COVID running randomly drawn, and other times theprocesses. for our athletes, are managed by thecourage to accept those challenges and athletesfinishingpositionswouldItsnotthatathletescheat,heCanadian Centre for Ethics in Sport. train as hard as they do. Please turn to page 6Walk in our door and discover a little bit of Britain!ClothingGiftwareJewelleryFoodKilt RentalsGiftwareChristmas FoodShop online at shopweetartan.comor visit our store at 177 Queen St., Port Perry 905-985-6573@theweetartanshop @weetartanshop 4 FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2021'