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 To give a person or an animal drugs in order to make them perform better or worse in a competition.
Organisers of the London Olympics are determined to keep this summer Games free of drugs. Scientists have developed tests to detect nearly every type of doping in sport, but they haven’t been able to prevent all forms of blood doping. This banned practice involves athletes storing and transfusing their own blood – or the blood of others – before exercise or competition, with the purpose of building up the number of red blood cells in the body and thus enhancing their performance.

Recently, WADA (World Anti-Doping Authority) has been using a test to compare the age of blood samples. But the ” cheating race” goes on in undetectable ways and new “bio-similar” hormones are known to being created in order to increase the red blood cell count.



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This entry was posted on 04/05/2012 by in Sport.
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