LABS RECONFIRM IOC CONTROL POLICY FOR NANDROLONE
Lausanne, 25 February 2000 - Renew Call For Governments To Act Against Unlicensed "Nutritional Supplements"
The heads of the 27 IOC-accredited laboratories reaffirmed their earlier positions on nandrolone and unlicensed "nutritional supplements" during their meetings that took place from 21 to 25 February in Cologne. After extensive discussion, the laboratory heads released the following statement:
At the XVIIIth Manfred Donike Workshop held in Cologne, new research data on nandrolone, its precursors, and its metabolites were presented and discussed. These studies reconfirm the validity of the current reporting criteria used by IOC-accredited laboratories.
Furthermore, several presenters gave examples of the problem of mislabeled "nutritional supplements," which continue to put athletes at risk of contravening the rules. We, therefore, repeat the statement we made last October: We strongly advise governmental authorities to take measures to prohibit the sale, manufacture, and importation of unlicensed preparations of nutritional supplements containing Prohibited Substances, whether labeled or not.