In this article, students will learn about why athletes blood dope, the performance enhancement effects of blood doping, blood doping techniques like drugs that stimulate red blood cell production and blood transfusions that increase red blood cell counts immediately. As well they will learn about the effects of high altitude training on red blood cell production. This is a great in class activity, homework assignment, weekly science reading assignment, sub plan or in school suspension plan.
'Perfect' EPO blood-doping detection system in the pipeline? | road.cc The fight against doping in sport may be set to receive a double boost with the announcement of two new detection systems in the pipeline for performance-enhancing drugs, one of which researchers believe could spell the death of erythropietin (EPO) blood-doping.
The 39-year-old German, who won the Tour in 1997, was banned for two years in February 2012 by the Court of Arbitration for Sport for blood doping and he has now admitted his guilt. Ullrich revealed he was treated by Eufemiano Fuentes, the doctor at the centre of a doping scandal in Spain.