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Red face Anti-doping efforts at the French Open

Aside from ITF, a French agency is also taking part in strengthening "anti-doping" efforts at the RG.

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So all the players should "be afraid, be very afraid"?
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Re: Anti-doping efforts at the French Open

Something needs to be done really.

Lance Armstrong has been subjected to more EPO tests this year already than the whole of the ATP and WTA in total all last year, out of competition.

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Re: Anti-doping efforts at the French Open

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Something needs to be done really.

Lance Armstrong has been subjected to more EPO tests this year already than the whole of the ATP and WTA in total all last year, out of competition.
Arguing Armstrong should be tested less?

Cycling is the one sport that has really gotten serious about drug testing, and it has cost them. They test more, they catch more violations, and the sport has gotten a rep as drug-ridden. Yet baseball and American football players both have, in a little more than a generation, grown massively in size. The starting Super Bowl middle linebacke in 1977 weighed 195 lbs. Today, there are 250 lb safeties.

As for tennis, the Olympians and Fed Cup players already get tested a lot. Outside of the annoyance, I'm sure none of them are worried. But a non-Olympian, non Fed Cup player could through a whole year with only one or two tests. Which would make trying to sneak in a cycle or two of steroids tempting for a marginal player.

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Re: Anti-doping efforts at the French Open

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Something needs to be done really.

Lance Armstrong has been subjected to more EPO tests this year already than the whole of the ATP and WTA in total all last year, out of competition.
He took epo during his entire career without getting caught, so I think he should be tested 24/7.
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