Update #2: An interesting (and relevant) bit of information, swimming has not adopted the biological passport, but they approved a pilot project last year.
Update #3: The IOC has stated that 1,706 doping controls (1,344 urine and 362 blood) have been conducted to date. Only two positive results, both were pre-competition. No information on what use has been made of the biological passport yet.
***Chinese Olympian Ye Shiwen is generating headlines galore. Many of them speculate about whether or not doping has anything to do with her success in the pool. Is she doping? I don't know. Do her exploits give reason for skepticism? Yes, that's where we are in sports. There's no denying that sports have given the public more than enough reasons to doubt "exceptional" feats of athleticism.
However, let's ask some questions:
Has Ye Shiwen ever locked herself in a panic room when doping control officers came to collect an out of competition sample (e.g. Serena Williams)?
Has Shiwen gone more than two years without an out-of-competition doping test (e.g., Serena Williams)?
Has Shiwen been treated by Dr. Luis Garcia del Moral, who was banned for life by the USADA for anti-doping violations (e.g., Sara Errani)?
Has Shiwen complained about doping controls on multiple occasions (e.g., Andy Murray & Rafael Nadal)
Has Shiwen ever tested positive for a banned substance and then lied to officials to escape punishment (e.g., Andre Agassi)?
Haw Shiwen claimed that switching to a gluten-free diet is behind her success (e.g., Novak Djokovic)?
As far as I know, the answers to these questions are "No." So, maybe athletes in other sports need to be put under some heavy scrutiny, and not just Shiwen.