Di Nino: Being The Best Is About Winning While Swimming Clean – No Second Chances

Andrea Di Nino - by Gian Mattia D'Alberto - LaPresse for Arena

The world of elite sport is relentless, one in which few mere mortals can survive let alone thrive, the glare of the spotlight at times unforgiving. For those who experience the highest of highs, there are countless more who have to absorb the lowest of lows. In a quest for success some choose to take the darker path, to turn to artificial assistance, the pool awash with the broken hearts and dreams of those clean athletes in their slipstream, hard work and lifelong commitment left trailing in the cheats’ wake. It is a damning, destructive path taken to be ‘the best’ but one that International Swimming Club Energy Standard stands unequivocally and vocally against, anti-doping protocol central to the contracts of those who join the squad.

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The world of elite sport is relentless, one in which few mere mortals can survive let alone thrive, the glare of the spotlight at times unforgiving. For those who experience the highest of highs, there are countless more who have to absorb the lowest of lows. In a quest for success some choose to take the darker path, to turn to artificial assistance, the pool awash with the broken hearts and dreams of those clean athletes in their slipstream, hard work and lifelong commitment left trailing in the cheats’ wake. It is a damning, destructive path taken to be ‘the best’ but one that International Swimming Club Energy Standard stands unequivocally and vocally against, anti-doping protocol central to the contracts of those who join the squad.

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