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China’s Ye Shiwen defended on doping insinuations

Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen has become one of the stars of these Olympics at age 16, winning gold in both the 200- and 400-meter individual medleys. But because Ye has dropped her times so quickly at such a young age, and because Chinese swimmers have a history of doping, her performance has been tinged with controversy.

Barry Svrluga is the national baseball writer for The Washington Post.
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