Monday, August 04, 2008
About 4,500 separate tests will be performed at the Summer Olympic Games in Beijing to screen the participating athletes for banned substances. To keep pace with the seemingly ever-changing list of prohibited compounds--and keep a step ahead of savvy cheaters--test equipment maker Agilent Technologies Inc. must continually update the gas chromatograph, liquid chromatograph and mass spectrometer used for doping analysis. Drug testing will be performed at the Olympics by the China Anti Doping Agency. CADA is certified by the World Anti Doping Agency, whose code specifies that drug testing may be performed on any contestant, anytime, anywhere, without notice. But some athletes will still look to beat the system.
Posted by R. Colin Johnson at 9:01 AM