WADA slams French TV micro-dosing doping experiment

Anti-doping authority criticises Stade 2 report that tried to demonstrate how athletes could avoid detection from the Athlete Biological Passport

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has slammed French television channel Stade 2 for its experiment into micro-dosing and avoiding detection from the Athlete Biological Passport (ABP), in which the organisation described participants as "human guinea pigs."

Stade 2 recruited eight amateur athletes and gave them small doses of EPO after undergoing a VO2 max test, a time trial on a static bike and 3km run. They were then tested again after the month of doping, with average improvement in VO2 max among the athletes at 6.1 per cent. The report also attempted to show that none of the athlete's would have been detected by the ABP.

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