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January 23, 2017
Russian Deputy Prime Minister says having sex can affect doping results of female athletes
On Friday, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko said that women’s doping results could be inaccurate if the athletes have had sexual intercourse in the days before the test, the BBC reported. “If you have sex five days before taking a doping test, they can find male DNA in you,” said Mutko. “If a female athlete undergoes a drug test within five days after the act, then the test will show that she has male hormones—and yet it evokes suspicions of her using different drugs.” Mutko has talked to the press often about issues concerning the use of performance-enhancing drugs in sports since the World Anti-Doping Agency published the McLaren report last year, which revealed that more than 1,000 Russian athletes, including Olympians, had been part of a state-sponsored doping program from 2011–2015. The McLaren report also detailed the presence of male DNA in urine samples taken from two Russian women’s ice hockey players from the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Last week, the National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADOs) met for a special summit in Dublin to discuss proposals for the future. NADOs officials believe that Russian sports organizations should be banned until there is a “uniform process for athletes to compete as neutrals.” http://www.excellesports.com/news/vitaly-mutko-russian-doping-sex-women/