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Saturday, 25 February 2006

Tests Continue

The IOC announced last night that the first round of tests on the 10 Austrian athletes, raided by police last Sunday for alleged drug use, were negative.

However, there is still much to do.

The IOC have already started making blood tests on the athletes, there will then be a general inquiry.

During the raid the police took bags of blood. The practice of "blood on feet", as it is called by athletes, is whereby extra blood is injected into an athlete from a donor in order to increase the haemoglobin level. This improves the athlete's ability to oxygenate the blood.

Needless to say, this "vampire" method of improving performance is cheating.

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