IOC Planing To Retest Beijing Olympic Blood Samples

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PARIS, Oct 8, 2008 (AFP) - Blood samples taken at the Beijing Olympics are to be reanalyzed for the banned blood booster EPO using a new detection system developed for the Tour de France, the IOC announced Wednesday. The retroactive controls are designed to seek out the presence of the new generation of EPO known as CERA (Continuous Erythropoiesis Receptor Activator). The IOC's … [Read more...]