Suspicion is mounting that British athletes have been using performance-enhancing techniques to achieve success at the Beijing Olympics. Leading members of the sporting community have expressed doubt that Great Britain could have risen to third in the medals table unaided. "We suspect that Team GB have been using controversial techniques such as increased funding, professional training, sporting ability and sheer hard work," said one IOC member who did not wish to be named. "We would expect this of the Chinese, but the British? Have you seen their footballers?"