Proverbially 'never failing a doping test', Kenteris nevertheless caused many doubts of his success' legitimacy through his mysteriously missed tests and the bizarre circumstances of his withdrawal from the 2004 Games, and the subsequent confusing and seemingly never-ending courtroom dramas to understand what happened. It's a shame, really, that this is the footnote. Aside from the potential disgrace of his possibly having won while doping, for me he also had represented a breath of fresh air to the sprinting scene. A European champion in an era of American and Caribbean domination was a welcome change for fans like me who tend to root for underdogs and unexpected winners. I'll do my best to remember that, and the glory from 2000. But it's hard.