New methods to check doping in Olympics

July 31st, 2008 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, July 31 (Xinhua) A new testing method has been put in place to check previously undetectable human growth hormone (HGH) during the Beijing Olympic Games. “The new test kits will track the use of HGH, a substance that boosts strength and speeds recovery, beyond 48 hours,” said Wu Moutian, deputy director of the Chinese Anti-doping Agency, Wednesday.

Wu, however, declined to disclose the details of the method.

The Olympic doping testing period began from July 27 and will run until the end of the Games. A total of 4,500 doping controls, including 900 blood tests, are planned in Beijing.

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