19 Oct '16, 7am

The Steven Colvert Case: Anti-doping quality control

Last week, a number of articles came out discussing the important case of Irish sprinter, Steven Colvert. He was banned for two years after failing a test for EPO. The background to his case is best explained by others in the following articles: The original article in Lab Times, in which Norwegian scientists evaluate the scientific procedures that saw Colvert banned (Jump to page 16 for the Colvert article) Prof Roger Pielke adding his insights and interpretations in Newsweek Journalist Cathal Dennehy, who wrote two pieces on it: More personal account including Colvert’s thoughts and account, and quotes from Roger A more in-depth piece on the analysis including quotes from one of the Norwegian researchers, anti-doping expert Michele Verroken, Roger P and me So, you may think this is a minor case, and hopefully such instances are in the minority, but it’s also a really imp...

Full article: http://sportsscientists.com/2016/10/steven-colvert-case-a...

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