Chinese Swimmer Banned Following Positive Drugs Test

Chinese swimmer Ouyang Kunpeng has tested positive for steroids and will, along with his coach, be banned from competition for life. The announcement is a “public relations disaster” for Beijing, reports Richard...

China Cracks Down on Drug Companies

In the run-up to the Olympics, China is cleaning up its pharmaceutical industry, which the U.S. has accused of exporting tainted drugs and manufacturing the worldwide supply of illegal performance enhancing drugs. From the New...

Wary U.S. Olympians Will Bring Food to China

Another concern from Olympians heading to Beijing in a few months. From the New York Times: When a caterer working for the United States Olympic Committee went to a supermarket in China last year, he encountered a piece of...

China Cooperating with U.S. Investigation into Steroid Smuggling – David Barboza

The International Herald Tribune is reporting that China is aiding a U.S. investigation into the steroid smuggling ring: The government said over the weekend that it was cooperating with the U.S. authorities, who last week announced the largest crackdown ever on steroid production facilities in the United States and other parts of the world. American […]

Complaint Offers Window on Chinese Drug Ring – David Barboza and Duff Wilson

The New York Times gives more details about the alleged drug smuggling ring that produces the world’s supply of steroids: A 62-page affidavit by a special agent of the Food and Drug Administration details an extraordinary level of personal involvement in the trafficking and sale of the powerful hormones by Jin Lei, the founder and […]

D.E.A. Exposes a Steroid Web With China Tie – Duff Wilson and Michael S. Schmidt

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency reports that 99% of illegal steroids are made from drugs originating in China: Federal authorities said yesterday that they had exposed a sprawling underground distribution network for steroids, human growth hormone and other illicit bodybuilding drugs supplied by 37 companies in China. The operation revealed a much wider, more diffuse […]

Swimming: China’s missing children

From the Times: The plot is as horrifying as it is simple. One hundred of China’s most talented junior swimmers are gathered together for a test day in Beijing in late 2001 after the city won the right to stage the 2008 Games. Fifty are chosen to remain there with the national team under the […]



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