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New Test To Detect Drug Cheats Should Be Ready By Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 01 / 17

A new test to detect banned performance-enhancing drugs "should be ready before the 2020 Olympics in potentially the biggest breakthrough in the battle against doping for a generation," according to Martyn Ziegler of the LONDON TIMES. The test can identify gene markers in blood that are produced "wh...

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