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Date
01 Aug 2000
Tags
IOC News , Press Release

SCIENTIFIC GREEN LIGHT FOR EPO TEST


Lausanne, 1 August 2000 - A meeting of experts organised by the Medical Commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) critically reviewed the detailed scientific information presented by the Australian and French scientists as a result of IOC funded research.

The review group agreed unanimously that the EPO test designed for the Olympic Games in Sydney should be implemented. The test, based on a combination of blood and urine analysis, provides information on previous and current misuse of EPO. This test should be applied in addition to the existing testing programme.

Membership of the group:

IOC
Prince Alexandre de Merode
Dr. Patrick Schamasch

EPO Panel of experts
Dr. Eryl Bassett
Dr. Kare I. Birkeland
Dr. Christian Breymann
Prof. Björn Ekblom
Prof. Roger Ekins
Dr. Bryan Kinkle
Prof. J.J.M Marx

Subcommission ‘Doping and Biochemistry of Sport’
Prof. D.H. Catlin
Prof. David Cowan
Dr. Perter Hemmersbach
Prof. Jordi Segura
Prof. Peter Sönksen
Dr. Moutian Wu


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