Because the Olympics is an international event, politics frequently play a major role in its planning and reception. We've already seen numerous Olympic scandals arise in response to Beijing's hosting of the 2008 Summer Olympics, and our worldwide correspondents have covered every angle of these developments in extensive detail.
Organized protests, the potential for boycotts and other contentious developments will continue to receive excellent coverage and analysis on this site. We'll also continue to pursue analysis of the various drugs used in sports and the efforts of the IOC to curb doping. For the most accurate, original and insightful coverage of the Olympic debacles that have the whole world talking, be sure to check in with AroundTheRings.com every day.
Ever since athletes began using drugs to enhance their strength, speed and overall performance, there has been an ongoing battle between drug manufacturers and the regulatory agencies of the sporting world. While such regulatory agencies as the IOC and commissions in various professional sports seem to be making progress in their abilities to detect new drugs used in sports, other performance enhancing substances are always in development. Around the Rings is dedicated to keeping up with these developments and bringing you the latest in breakthroughs on both sides of the struggle. Just as we covered the numerous Olympic scandals related to doping in the Summer Olympics of 2004, we will maintain our high level of scrutiny in the 2008 Games in Beijing and in all future events.