JOHANNESBURG — A new urine test designed to catch athletes who take steroids will be introduced by the World Anti-Doping Agency next year and used at the World Cup in Brazil.WADA called it “the twin” of the blood profiling currently used in the athletes’ biological passport system. It will allow anti-doping authorities to build a profile of a person’s steroid levels from urine samples and to identify any changes — in a similar way that changes in blood may indicate doping.
November 13, 2013
WADA introducing new steroid profiling technique
WADA said Tuesday the new technique will particularly target testosterone and will “complement” the biological passport. It can be used starting Jan. 1, WADA President John Fahey said at the World Conference on Doping in Sport in South Africa.