TOKYO — Traditionally, doping at the Olympics has been an uncomfortable companion to the Games' soaring athletic achievements.
In Tokyo, it hasn't been the issue it often is because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.
But it's still there, along with a Russian team that has come to embody doping controversy.
A joke and suspicion
There's a joke that's been going around at these Olympics: When has there ever been so much talk about positive tests, and not have it be about performance-enhancing drugs?