WADA warns Olympic athletes over contaminated Chinese meat

The World Anti-Doping Agency is warning Olympic athletes over contaminated Chinese meat ahead of the games.

The agency says that meat could contain clenbuterol, which is used to speed up the muscle-building process in swine and livestock. It is banned in Europe, the U.S., and China, but there have been concerns for decades that it is still being used in the Asian nation.

Competitors have been advised to only eat in “Athletes Village,” where restaurants have been given the all-clear.

If they eat clenbuterol, they could test positive for performance-enhancing drugs.


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