blood doping


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blood doping

n.
The process of increasing the number of circulating red blood cells in order to increase the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood for improved athletic endurance, performed by blood transfusion or administering erythropoietin. Also called blood boosting.

blood doping

n
(Athletics (Track & Field)) the illegal practice of removing a quantity of blood from an athlete long before a race and reinjecting it shortly before a race, so boosting oxygenation of the blood

blood′ dop`ing


n.
a procedure in which an athlete is injected with his or her own previously drawn and stored red blood cells to increase the body's oxygen-carrying capacity before a competition.
[1980–85]
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The Briton was upgraded from silver to gold from the event in Daegu when Tatyana Chernova was found guilty of blood doping.
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He told a culture, media and sport select committee inquiry into blood doping in athletics: "Athletes will have to sign a team agreement where they agree that they are forfeiting the right ever to be picked for Britain again if found guilty of a serious doping offence.
It just smacks to me of a little bit of a set-up and an exercise for the MPs instead of an exercise to get to the truth and to determine is the UK huge, does it have a problem with blood doping in athletics.
Coe yesterday gave evidence to a select committee investigating blood doping following revelations made in the media back in August.
Coe was giving evidence to the culture, media and sport select committee investigating blood doping in athletics following revelations made in the Sunday Times in August.
Radcliffe felt forced to defend herself when during an investigation into blood doping in the sport, Tory MP Jesse Norman, of the Culture, Media and Sport select committee, seemed to raise suspicions about a prominent British marathon runner while questioning David Kenworthy, chairman of UK Anti-Doping.
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