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Doping scandal in German women's handball

May 13, 2009
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Handball is not a very popular sport outside of Germany and a few other European countries. In Denmark and Norway it is huge.

Doping controls were circumvented by the person who was supposed to take the samples, who was peeing into the cups herself (source in German). A few juicy details: the German Handball Union knew about this for about half a year but chose to not make it public. The testing company was also used for taking samples during swimming, hockey (field, not ice I presume), tennis, and baseball competitions (doesn't say whether women's sport only, or both). Apparently the tester simply stayed at home and peed in all the cups herself (maybe she was too lazy to come to work).

Anyway, it has no direct relation to cycling :dramatic music: or does it???