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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Anti-Doping News

From the front page of Track & Field News comes this breaking story...
Another positive doping in athletics. Now was the Spanish Onyia

Josephine Onyia the Spanish athlete tested positive for clenbuterol, an anabolic substance for the purpose, after a mark of 12.54 in winning the 100 meters hurdles of proof on September 13 last, the World Athletics Final in Stuttgart.

The case is in the hands of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), which appealed the International Athletics Federation (IAAF) disagreed with the decision to acquit adopted by the Spanish Federation in view of the important questions surrounding the case.

Hey, Google translator can be a bit funny at times.

What are those important questions?
This is a veterinary product for the fattening of cattle...

Sources close to the investigation believe that doubts arise for two reasons: first, because the amount of clenbuterol appeared minimal, and secondly, because two days before and two days later went Onyia controls with negative results.

Supporters claim that his defense may be a case of ingestion of contaminated meat.
Onyia is not a superstar, but has run quite well on occasion. This one may be thorny; the article says that levels of clenbuterol as low as Onyia's are generally not reported and are not required to be, but in this case it was.

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