Chinese shun meat due to doping fear


Chinese athletes including at least 196 competitors under China’s National Aquatics Centre are swearing off meat ahead of the London Olympics out of fear that domestic pork, beef and lamb could contain substances banned under anti-doping rules, a report said Wednesday. They are instead relying on protein powder and fish to meet the protein needs. Authorities are particularly concerned that athletes could unwittingly consume clenbuterol, which is banned for food production in China but has been found in contaminated pork. Read more here on Bangkok Post.

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