Anti-Doping Science Podcast
About This Show
A Podcast about Anti-Doping Science Research by a PhD Student. How do we scientifically prove there are banned substances inside an athletes body? How do we catch fake naturals and drug cheats and fight doping in sport?
Most Recent Episode
Ep.29 - East Germany Doping Scandal Part 2: Cheating Tests
In Ep.29 I cover the techniques the East Germans used to make sure their athletes rarely tested positive at International Events during the state sponsored doping programme. These tactics include screening athletes before departing for major events to guarantee the drugs had cleared their system and swapping dirty urine for clean urine when tests were conducted in East Germany! Listen to this podcast to learn more - I explain how sophisticated the screening programme was - for example they developed exact decay curves for when the drugs would clear the athletes systems so in come cases they let them leave the country, even though their urine was positive, as the scientists were so sure over the few days of travelling the drugs would have cleared their systems! Make sure you are following me on Instagram (@antidopingscience), Twitter (@antidopingsci) and you subscribe to this podcast! Thanks to everyone who shares this with friends or on their social media it makes a great difference to the growth of the podcast.