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No Blood Tests For Doping In Africa

By Scott Douglas The World Anti-Doping Agency is unable to conduct blood tests for doping in East Africa, a situation that some observers fear enables systematic use of performance-enhancing drugs, The Telegraph reports . "The reality is that the anti-doping organizations that do conduct testing in Kenya – including the [International Association of Athletics Federations] and WADA’s Regional Anti-Doping Organization Africa Zone V – only test for urine," a WADA statement to The Telegraph reads. "The IAAF chooses to take blood samples from Kenyan athletes when they are either competing or training abroad." WADA told The Telegraph it doesn't conduct blood tests in popular training spots like Iten, Kenya, because of the cost and logistics of getting blood samples from remote locations to testing centers. The area not subject to blood tests encompasses not just Kenya, but also ...

Full article: http://news.runnersworld.com/2012/11/01/no-blood-tests-fo...

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