Catching a cheating athlete with chemistry

Catching a cheating athlete with chemistry
The powerful drug testosterone remains one of the mainstay drugs for athletes who want to be winners

Along with the anabolic steroids, testosterone and erythropoietin (EPO) continue to be abused. They are ‘the two mainstay drugs and have been for 30 years,’ says Don Catlin, a pioneer in the world of anti-doping testing and a founder of the non-profit organisation, Anti-Doping Research. ‘With EPO, you can deliver more oxygen to the cells and get better performance. That cuts across all fields of sports. Testosterone, being the main androgen for men and women, is a powerful drug, and if you can figure out a way to get it into [your] system and not trip the alarms, you can be a winner.’

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