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Old 04-28-09, 19:24
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Please is it too much to hope for that none are cyclists for a change. Let some other sports clean house.




IOC reports 6 Olympic athletes positive for CERA



By STEPHEN WILSON, AP Sports Writer Stephen Wilson, Ap Sports Writer 20 mins ago

LONDON The IOC's pursuit of drug cheats from the Beijing Olympics paid off Tuesday with confirmation that six athletes turned up positive for a new blood-boosting substance in retests of samples from last year's games.

The International Olympic Committee said a total of seven positive tests involving six athletes came back positive for CERA, an advanced version of the endurance-enhancing hormone EPO.

The IOC did not name the athletes or sports involved, saying it was notifying the athletes through their national Olympic committees. The Italian Olympic Committee said one of the positive samples belonged to one of its male athletes.
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Jeez here we go again

... and I guess it's good the cheats get caught even if the process is so depressing.
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And rebellin should be one of them, according to some italian media...
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Yeah read it too, Rebellin is caught in Bejing.
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Yeah read it too, Rebellin is caught in Bejing.
Link? Just curious...
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Is this 6 athletes from any sport in the olympics ? So maybe it is not cyclists, although from posts here looks like one was :S If it is Rebellin what happens about his results after the olympics? Do they get written off because he should have been banned or what. Anyway I hope they are not cyclists and some other sportsmen
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ROME (AP) An Italian news agency says Olympic cycling silver medalist Davide Rebellin is one of six athletes who turned up positive for doping in the retesting of samples from the Beijing Games.
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Tin Tin canned.
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Eventhough the positives could come from any sport the fact is that CERA wouldn't be a helpful drug to use in 90% of olympic sports. There aren't that many endurance sports in the olympics compared to more strength or speed based sports.

Other than road racing there is also MTB, and possibly BMX. Other than that there is long distance running, triathlon and perhaps also Modern Pentathlon but that last one would be a longshot.

Even sports like rowing and canoeing would be more less likely since they are more about strength and lactic acid tolerance than pure O2 endurance.
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You would have to be a complete IDIOT to use Cera at the Olympics... after all the positives in the Tour. I dont believe this! "You would have to have an IQ below room temp," as **** Pound would say.

They microdose the epo so their autologous blood doping will not show up (low rectics.)

Thing is.... makes NO SENSE to use it unless a complete idiot... Unless they were trying to dope on their own with no help or support. Animal based EPO produced from hamsters and such is all detectable. Dynepo (human identical) will even show a non-negative but WADA cannot legally deem it in public as a positive.

It is possible now to just blood dope though (by storing the blood in a preserving solution that keeps the baby red cells alive.)

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