Study: Olympic and Tour de France Enhanced Performance Drug Testing Flawed

International Herald Tribune: Study shows problems with Olympic-style tests Athletes who want to cheat by injecting themselves with a performance-enhancing drug that boosts their blood cell count can do so with little risk of getting caught, a new study indicates, possibly exposing another flaw in what is regarded as the world's toughest anti-doping program. A urine test that is supposed to … [Read more...]

Italy’s Eddy Mazzoleni ‘Oil for Drug’ Affair BAN – Two Years

ROME, April 8, 2008 (AFP) - Eddy Mazzoleni, third in last year's Tour of Italy (Giro d'Italia), has been handed a two-year ban by the Italian Cycling Federation (FCI) for his involvement in the "Oil for Drug" affair, the FCI said on Tuesday. The FCI also banned 28-year-old former Ceramica Flaminia rider Domenico Quagliariello for life for his involvement in the same affair. The 34-year-old … [Read more...]