As well as random tests - they automatically test the fourth place finishers as well as the medallists - for the obvious reason that if one of them tests positive they have a back up!
jaylew said:Don't forget the swimmers. They have endurance events as well. And does an athlete have to do well to be tested?
ingsve said:i doubt swimmers would be using cera. Swimming is about strength and lactic acid tolerance and cera wouldn't help most of them. The only ones would possibly be the 10k swimmers who i guess need more heart based endurance.
Person in question must have had a reason...Maybe something else had already affected his/her brain???ingsve said:Why would a weightlifter be using CERA...That makes no sence at all...
jaylew said:800? 1500?
ingsve said:I doubt swimmers would be using CERA. Swimming is about strength and lactic acid tolerance and CERA wouldn't help most of them. The only ones would possibly be the 10k swimmers who I guess need more heart based endurance.
WD-40. said:Not so. Distance swimming is VERY much an endurance sport, as is rowing, running etc...
Remember that in an all out event of even 4mins or less most of the energy is derived from aerobic metabolism. 100 meter track and field sprinters have even been known to use EPO, however in an event that short it is of no use except to help the athlete in training.
ElChingon said:If memory serves me right didn't that Spanish Woman Cyclist bail after the initial Tests were taken and didn't race because she was certain to test positive? That could be the second Cyclist?