The Way the World Works

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By News of the Weird

Published Dec. 27, 2021

The Way the World Works

Well, it's happened: the first-ever doping scandal to rock the world of professional Venetian gondoliers.

Renato Busetto has been stripped of his second-place award in September's Historical Regatta and has been banned from competing for more than a year, the Daily Mail reported.

He tested positive for marijuana after the event on Sept. 4, and on Oct. 27, Venice's Technical Disciplinary Commission laid out his punishment. [Daily Mail, 10/27/2021]