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Sports medicine specialist says IOC, WADA need to better educate athletes
2013-07-16 15:17:31 | with audio | (0 Comments)
Melton Williams, Gleaner Writer
Sports medicine specialist Dr Winston Dawes believes the World Anti-Doping Agency, and the International Olympic Committee should do more to educate athletes about products which are not safe to consume.
Speaking on Independent Talk on Power 106 FM this morning, Dawes, a former vice-president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association said both agencies need to undertake the testing of natural products and supplements to guide athletes.
According to Dawes, research has shown that many natural products contain banned substances.
As a result, he says athletes need to be extremely careful as many supplements may not include all of the ingredients on the label.
His comments follows the revelation that two of the leading figures in world sprinting – American Tyson Gay and Jamaican Asafa Powell have failed doping tests.
Powell was one of five Jamaicans who tested positive for a banned substance, one month before the World Championships begin in Moscow.
The former world 100-metre record holder and his MVP teammate Sherone Simpson tested positive for banned stimulant oxilofrine.
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Sports medicine specialist Dr Winston Dawes speaking on Independent Talk on Power 106 FM.
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