Rio olympics: how will scientists outpace drug cheats?

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Technology, such as gas chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry, gives scientists a better chance: the lower they can detect a compound in someone's blood the more likely they are to catch people who dope.

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Rio Olympics: how will scientists outpace drug cheats? Some athletes are willing to take huge risks by using drugs to gain a competitive advantage. But anti-doping scientists are working hard to improve detection methods and develop new strategies to ensure a fair competition and to protect athletes’ health.

But after Russian athletes were banned from competing in Rio following allegations of state-sponsored use of performance-enhancing drugs, not all eyes will be on the sporting events. Athletes, trainers, sponsors and the public will be expecting further doping scandals and, behind the scenes, scientists will be racing to keep one step ahead of the drug cheats.

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Yet he cannot outpace suspicion — either that he might still be doping or that he continues to derive benefits from past steroid use, a phenomenon scientists have seen in experiments on mice.

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Technology and sports medicine will always outpace current detection methods. The cheats will always find a way to stay one-step ahead because there is always a doctor/scientist who wants to make $$$$$. While Sharapova was a shock for some, there is a much bigger fish out there to fry and it's only a matter time before it happens. #GirlBye MrsAngieB

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