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Michael Jamieson: ‘Swimming has a problem. Micro-dosing is a huge issue’

Michael Jamieson went from the high of an Olympic medal to the dark lows of depression and while that has been his biggest personal challenge he says his sport must do more to combat doping

‘It’s a challenge,” Michael Jamieson says with a little smile, “but I want to try and prove you can be successful in sport and be happy. The past 18 months have been crazy for British sport with all these scandals of bullying and lack of care. I feel like we’ve heard enough stories now. Let’s get some solutions in place.”

Jamieson is a retired Olympic swimmer, who won a memorable silver medal at London 2012, and he knows what it is to be consumed and almost ruined by sport. He pushed himself so hard in training he suffered heart problems and, when he retired last year, he spoke movingly of how he had struggled with depression as an elite athlete.

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