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Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Anti-Doping News

The always-excellent Tim Layden yesterday wrote of the Worlds: "The good news: No major positive drug tests. The bad news: No major positive drug tests. If you know what I mean."

Not so fast. The AP reports Athens bronze-medal winner Naman Keita (400H, France) had "abnormal" results in a doping test during the Worlds.
"We are not at the point of a positive result," an official from the anti-doping department of the sport's world governing body told The Associated Press. That person requested anonymity, because an investigation into the matter is ongoing. "There is an abnormal result."
UK Times Online reports the abnormality as "positive for testosterone" (probably either elevated T/E ratio or exogeneous testosterone); Keita is doing the old "blame the supplement" trick. Or telling the truth. Either way, WADA doesn't care.

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