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Thursday, September 07, 2006

Will wonders never cease

If you've read any sports news lately, you've seen that Marion Jones' B-sample came back negative. Heck, it even made NPR.

I'm not going to be able to add much to the discussion. I will say she got hit by a test with a history of B-negatives. The EPO test has been called "notoriously unreliable", and anti-doping guru Dr. Don Catlin has reported estimated 10 false negatives for every true positive with this test.

Jones will not, and should not, be banned for using EPO. However, I don't think anyone reasonably believes a blood booster is the reason she won a sprint-record twelve world-#1 rankings.

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