It’s 9:54 AM on Thursday, September 5. I pull up to the UCLA Olympic Analytical Laboratory in West Los Angeles.
This is home to the largest sports drug testing facility in the United States, responsible for handling and testing innumerous samples from WADA and Drug Free Sport.
I park and enter this nondescript building across a tightly-packed side street around the corner from a Trader Joe’s. I hand over my driver’s license, sign in, and don a white lab coat. I cannot take any photos or recordings of any kind; just notes on pen and paper and I’m to be escorted at all times…