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Official Vancouver 2010 Doping Thread.

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We start off our little doping adventure with...Russia. Who else!

Russian ice hockey skater Svetlana Terenteva on Thursday became the first athlete to be caught using a prohibited substance at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games.

But an International Olympic Committee discipline commission issued her a reprimand rather than throw her out of the Games because the drug she was caught with is not prohibited outside of competition periods.

Terenteva admitted that she took a sinus medication called Rhinofluimucil, which contains tuaminoheptane, because of a headache. The substance is banned from use in-competition but not out-of-competition.


Let's take a look inside...the Doping Lab.

Among the highlights of Thursday’s World Doping agency pre-Olympic Press conference is the revelation by WADA president John Fahey that 30 athletes from around the world, have been barred from participation in the 2010 Winter Olympic games because of violation of anti-doping rules-either by positive test or violations in testing procedure.

The IOC, who is responsible for drug testing at the Winter Games, issued a reprimand to a member of the Russian Ice Hockey on Thursday for a doping related violation.

U.S. and Canada representatives said Thursday athletes from their teams are not included in the 30 prohibited from participation.

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EDIT: No doping cases so far.

German biathlete takes shot at Olympic anti-doping officials

German biathlete Magdalena Neuner took a parting shot at Olympic anti-doping officials, telling Bild newspaper on Monday athletes were treated "worse than pigs going to the slaughterhouse" in the post-competition drug checkups.

"You really get shoved around and force is used. It really ruins your mood," said Neuner, who won two gold medals at the Vancouver Games in the peculiar sport that combines cross-country skiing and shooting accuracy.


Vancouver - International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge (IOC) called the Vancouver winter Games 'absolutely brilliant' as organizers begin to bask in glowing praise after a week spent dealing with criticism and setbacks.

With the Games at the midway mark, officials have highlighted enthralling competition in Vancouver, Whistler and Cypress Mountains, the obvious enjoyment of athletes and spectators alike and the way organizers had responded to problems during the first week.


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Isn't it great that this thread has not recieved hardly any traffic?

sadly seems that it has been a first doping positive at Vancouver

Polish skier tests positive for EPO at Olympics

(AP) – 1 hour ago

WARSAW, Poland — The Polish Olympic Committee says cross-country skier Kornelia Marek tested positive for EPO at the Vancouver Olympics.

Marek, who helped Poland to a sixth-place finish in the women's 20,000-meter relay on Feb. 25, tested positive for doping after that race. She also finished 11th in the 30K mass start and ninth in the women's team sprint.

The "B" sample is to be tested Friday in Richmond, British Columbia.

Polish Olympic Committee spokesman Henryk Urbas says Marek has denied taking any banned substances.

Marek will skip a World Cup event in Norway this week and return to Poland to appear before the national ski authorities.


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Test confirms Polish skier Marek doped at Olympics

WARSAW, Poland — The Polish Olympic Committee says a second test confirms that Polish cross-country skier Kornelia Marek tested positive for EPO at the Vancouver Winter Games.

It was the first serious doping case at the games.

Committee spokesman Henryk Urbas told The Associated Press that the backup test confirmed findings from the first sample taken after Marek helped Poland to a sixth-place finish in the women's 20K relay on Feb. 25.

The head of Poland's Olympic Committee, Piotr Nurowski, said Marek told him this week that she had been receiving intramuscular and intravenous injections but did not know they contained prohibited substances.

Nurowski said he believes Marek was not aware she was taking EPO, a synthetic hormone which enhances endurance by boosting the production of oxygen-rich blood cells in the body.

Poland's Ski Association has suspended Marek from the national team and opened an investigation into who gave Marek the prohibited substance and how it came into the possession of Poland's team in Vancouver.

"We expect that the guilty person will be caught and eliminated from sport because that person destroyed the girl's career and even life," Urbas said.

The International Olympic Committee has opened an investigation into Marek's case.

If found guilty of doping, she will be disqualified retroactively from the games and stripped of her results. She also faces a two-year suspension from the sport and a ban from the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

Apart from the relay, Marek also was a member of the Polish team that finished ninth in the team sprint. She placed 11th in the 30K mass start, 39th in the 10K freestyle and 35th in the 15K pursuit.

The relay team — which included 30K gold medalist and World Cup leader Justyna Kowalczyk — is also expected to be disqualified and stripped of the Vancouver results.

There were only two other doping cases in Vancouver, both involving hockey players who received reprimands after testing positive for stimulants in cold medications.


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Polish cross-country skier Marek banned over EPO doping

Wed, 07 Apr 2010 13:40:56 GMT

Warsaw - Polish cross-country skier Kornelia Marek was banned for two years by the Polish ski federation (PZN) on Wednesday for doping with the blood booster EPO at the Vancouver Olympics.

Marek, 24, was found guilty of a doping offence by the PZN disciplinary committee at a meeting in Cracow. She tested positive after the Olympic relay race on February 25.

Marek, who did not medal at the Games, apologized for the wrongdoing and that the affair overshadowed Poland's best ever showing at Winter Olympics with six medals.

Marek reiterated that she took injections before and during the Olympics. She said she believed the substances given to her by her doctor were legal and that she fully trusted him.

She also said that she plans to return to skiing after serving the ban.


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