B.C. researchers develop DNA test to catch blood doping in elite sports | CTV News VANCOUVER -- Researchers at the University of British Columbia have developed a DNA test to catch athletes who use blood doping to enhance their performance, but its limitations mean the current testing system will continue to detect cheaters.
German rider Peter Schumacher went on trial in Stuttgart on Wednesday (April 10) following his recent doping admission. In an interview with German magazine Der Spiegel last month, Schumacher said that doping was part of his training just like eating a "plate of pasta". Schumacher tested positive for the blood-boosting drug EPO-CERA at the 2008 Tour de France and the Beijing Olympic Games but had always previously denied cheating. He was given a two-year ban, which was later reduced.
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Lance Armstrong, someone the world knows as a repeating champion of the Tour de France, is now being painted in a much different light lately. It has recently come to light that Armstrong has been apart of the illegal act of blood doping. This has stripped him of his record seven Tour victories, barred him from Olympic sports for life, and caused his sponsors to drop him like flies. It was also revealed that he "enforced and reinforced" the blood doping on his team. Abbie Ziegler.