More Doping


The following is reprinted from the IAAF web site Out of all these tests there were two positive tests – this really defies logic when doping continues to be such a factor. My take on this is that the outlaws are ahead of the law!
In total, 884 tests were carried out both prior to and during the championships on a total of 708 individual athletes, which was a greater number of tests than originally planned. In total, 1849 athletes participated at the World Championships.
Testing conducted during the period of 2-12 August (out-of-competition) at the athletes village focused on gathering hematological blood profiles and screening blood samples for the indication of EPO abuse. The total number of tests conducted pre-competition was 416 which included 42 urine tests.
During the championships themselves a total of 468 tests were conducted. Of these tests, 217 were urine tests for the detection of EPO, and a further 105 were blood samples taken for the detection of blood transfusions.

Vern Gambetta

Vern Gambetta

Director at Gambetta Sports Training Systems
Vern is the Director of Gambetta Sports Training Systems. He has been the a conditioning coach for several MLS teams as well as the conditioning consultant to the US Men's World Cup Soccer team. Vern is the former Director of Conditioning for the Chicago White Sox and New York Mets. He has lectured and conducted clinics in Canada, Japan, Australia and Europe and has authored six books and over one hundred articles related to coaching and sport performance in a variety of sports. He has a BA in teaching with a coaching minor and an MA in Education with an emphasis in physical education from Stanford University.
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