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The alleged widespread milkshaking of horses - the use of a sodium bicarbonate solution to reduce fatigue and improve performance - has sent shockwaves through Australian racing, with suggestions dopers targeted runners on the day of the 2015 Melbourne Cup and could dose horses less than a hour before they were due to run.
Several British athletes are also due to get medals which they lost out on because of dopers during the championships this month.
They are part of the IOC's efforts to protect the clean athletes by keeping dopers away from the Olympic Games Rio 2016 and protecting the integrity of the competition.
But surprisingly powerful global athletics body the IF called for even harder crackdowns on culprits, signalling "clean" athletes frustrations that dopers sometimes go free amid low numbers of abnormal tests.
The scientist behind the study says that if a similar effect can be shown in humans, it should lead to a lifetime ban for dopers, the report said.
Summary: Arsene Wenger calls for player blood tests to find dopers users in football
That alone is more than many dopers in cycling have ever come close to managing.
During the meeting, emphasis was placed on the importance of finding medical check-up mechanisms to spot dopers and to confront the problem with punitive measures, with sub-committees established in governorates.
In this issue we feature three stories of how chemists and chemical engineers are going for the gold in these Winter Games: in the making of the medals, the policing of the dopers and the perfecting of the iconic torch.
A few years later I used one while rolling around in a "cool car" watching dopers ply their trade.
Despite which he soon finds himself drawn into a bizarre tangle of motives and passions whose cast of characters includes surfers, hustlers, dopers and rockers, a murderous loan shark, a tenor sax player working undercover, an ex-con with a swastika tattoo and a fondness for Ethel Merman, and a mysterious entity known as the Golden Fang, which may only be a tax dodge set up by some dentists.