Blood Test Introduced at Chinese Winter Games!

Blood Test Introduced at Chinese Winter Games!
Posted by FoM on January 11, 1999 at 08:49:48 PT

 China will introduce a blood test against doping offences in some of the events at the Ninth National Winter Games, which opened on Sunday, organizers announced on Monday. 
"We will adopt a new method of the blood test against doping offences in the short track speed skating, cross-country and biathlon at the games," Zhu Chengyi, deputy general secretry of the games organizationg committee, said at a press conference. The blood test is not a common dope-detecting method even in the World Cup and the Olympics as it costs too much and the cross-country becomes the only winter sport event adopting the blood testing. "More than 200 athletes will go through the blood tests during the games," Zhu said, "and 151 samples have been tested prior to the games, which features a total of 646 athletes, with no positive results have been found. "We have come to a pre-tournament agreement with every delegation for a strict control of medicines and foods, and rec eived promises from athletes for not using any performance-enhancing drugs, including some controversial prohibitions such as marijuana," Zhu added. 
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Comment #1 posted by monica sethi on May 16, 2000 at 05:34:43 PT:
blood tests
when you use a blood test to try to detect canabis in the blood, what is teh period of which it can detect... meaning how long does it stay in the blood where you can detect it?
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