MotoGP » Anthony West fails anti-doping test


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The anti-doping rules in all pro sports are so strict that athletes(riders) have to be amazingly careful with what they take. Most average people take over the counter remedies for common ailments that would cause them to fail a test. I spent some years in a competitive sport that was governed with drug testing, and the book of band substances was hundreds of pages thick. What this article does not say is the levels in Ant's blood. It is very likely, trace(which is so small it would have no effect), however the rules do not allow for any margin. Just sad that those who have little or no knowledge of this immediately conjure up images of the athlete injecting themselves with syringes of juice, and floating around the room! The fact that he has only been given a short ban would suggest it is not serious.



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