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Drug test for England players

The Age
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

LONDON - England's World Cup squad will be among the first elite athletes to undergo new doping test regimes that scientists hope will cut out the use of performance-enhancing drugs.

Players at the tournament in Brazil are to have their blood and urine compared with samples taken in previous competitions to check whether there are any discrepancies. Their samples will also be stored for a number of years so scientists can re-analyse them in the future.

Doping experts said storing samples would mean that performance-enhancing drugs which were undetectable using current testing methods may be picked up later. It would also mean that any changes in their biological make-up could be tracked over time. They said this would be a "major deterrent" for athletes who considered the use of such drugs.





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