EP Asi has acknowledged its scientific director, Olivier Rabin. Alongside the cyclist Alberto Contador, five players of the Mexican national team claimed the same thing in a positive for this substance. The scientific director of the Agency world anti-doping (WADA), Olivier Rabin, has admitted that in some countries there is the possibility that the meat is contaminated by Clenbuterol, a course in scientific literature and to which appeals the Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador to proclaim his innocence. The counter positive and the recent positive five in Mexico of football team, which also allege food contamination, have led WADA to reconsider its stance against this substance. You may find olympics to be a useful source of information. There are very few positive for clembuterol, so it is not impossible to analyze each case one by one. At olympics you will find additional information. We could make some recommendations to the Executive Committee of WADA to set levels are positive insurance and that levels could be considered in another context, looking at the previous and future results of the athlete, he explained Rabin.
WADA would have to wait until its September meeting to approve these changes, but any proposal could be confirmed by the Group of experts of laboratory of the Agency, which will meet in Montreal next week. The fear of the doping-tainted meat is nothing new. Before it was testosterone and is now the clenbuterol. In a limited number of countries there is a risk that the meat is contaminated by Clenbuterol, something that is in the scientific literature, explained the scientist of the AMA. In this regard, he said that you have to be cautious because the substance dopant levels are not always of the same magnitude. We have to consider the context. We are reviewing the data and you can make some recommendations to the Executive Committee, which could reset the rules if you need it, or keep them the same, explained.
In the case of counter, the amount of clenbuterol that were found in his urine was tiny (50 picograms), but Rabin wanted to clarify that you can’t say there is no positive because a quantity is small and that is the difficulty of the situation, since it might be doping or it could be something else. Counter was suspended in September and received an initial penalty of one year by the Royal Spanish Federation of cycling (RFEC), which lifted the punishment in February to accept the hypothesis of the contaminated meat. WADA and the International Cycling Union (UCI) appealed to the highest court, the Court of arbitration for sport (TAS), not acting until the month of August, so the Spaniard can dnder his Crown in the Tour de France from July 2. Source of the news: the AMA supports the hypothesis of food contamination in the positive for Clenbuterol