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Thursday, 10 February 2005

Cheating Drug Discovered

The discovery of a new highly sophisticated steroid, designed to evade drug testers, has been lauded by Olympic chief Jacques Rogge.

Sports scientists announced the discovery of desoxy-methyl-testosterone (DMT), earlier this month, following an anonymous tip-off.

It seems that this substance was seized by Canadian customs, at the Canada/US border last year.

Rogge acknowledged that:

"There will be more in the future...this is unavoidable because of the bad use of scientific knowledge."

He added:

"The gap is closing between us and them...It is closing because we test more, because we test unannounced and because we test out of competition...We have information...and that is what you need to beat this...".

The head of the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) doping control laboratory in Montreal Professor Christiane Ayotte said DMT, which aims to artificially boost strength and stamina, was the most sophisticated substance yet discovered by testers.

DMT is the second designer steroid found, following the discovery of THG (tetrahydrogestrinone) in 2003.

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