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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Some 18% of endurance athletes showed signs of blood doping at the 2011 and 2013 world championships, according to a report led by the University of Lausanne."Our results from robust haematological parameters indicate an estimation of an overall blood doping prevalence of 18% in average in endurance athletes," the report said.
Monitoring for an iron deficiency is the other side of 'blood doping,' boosting the number of red blood cells to enhance athletic performance.
The Racing Post reported last October that the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities and the International Stud Book Committee had "agreed principles to combat the problem and a road map for adopting practical deterrents" as first steps to combating a problem which is viewed in human sport as the next frontier after blood doping.
VIENNA (AP) -- Austrian cyclist Georg Preidler has admitted to blood doping linked to a case in which five skiers were arrested, his professional team Groupama-FDJ said Monday.
The ring is 'strongly suspected of carrying out blood doping of elite athletes in order to improve their performances in national and international competitions and to gain illegal profit from this', the police said.
The Briton was upgraded from silver to gold from the event in Daegu when Tatyana Chernova was found guilty of blood doping.
Scarponi was suspended for 18 months after being implicated in the Operation Puerto blood doping scandal in 2006.
"It seems that some athletes don't care much," said Lundby of the health dangers associated with blood doping erythropoietin (EPO) used by bikers and runners.
MADRID - Spain's Sports Council has stripped runner Marta Dominguez of her status as a Spanish athlete after the Court of Arbitration for Sport banned her for three years for blood doping and removed her 2009 world steeplechase title.
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."