Tyler Hamilton, Olymic gold medalist, may lose that gold medal. A test newly implemented at the Athens Olympic Games came up positive in Tyler’s case for “blood doping”. Apparently, athletes involved in endurance sports can obtain a bit of a boost by adding some volume of red blood cells to their system. The test to detect this has been used in human medicine to detect hemorrhage between fetus and mother, and is claimed to be highly reliable.
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