Wednesday, April 29, 2009

CERA in the Olympic Games

New drugs, records broken and athletes still getting caught. Something has to be done and at this rate the only option is legal or non legal. Check this out from Sports Scientists
Six Olympic athletes, including 1500m gold medalist Rashid Ramzi, have tested positive for CERA, the latest generation EPO hormone, which was made famous by Tour de France cyclists (Ricardo Ricco primary among them) last year.

When Ricco was caught, we did a post explaining CERA, and speculating that maybe some Olympic athletes would be jumping for cover now that a test had been developed through collaboration between anti-doping agencies and the pharmaceutical company that produced the drug for medical use.