There are calls for the entire Chinese Swimming team to be expelled from
the 1998 World Swimming Championships in Perth, Western Australia after
*** were allegedly found in the baggage of a female member of the
Chinese team on arrival in Sydney Airport yesterday.
Though the Chinese team are apparently saying the confiscated material
is turtle jelly, the thir*** vials are labelled as somatrophin, a
human growth hormone. Human growth hormones are undetectable in
standard sports drug testing. Tests to determine the exact contents are
being conducted in Sydney and results should be known later today.
The swimmer reputed to be under the spotlight is Yuan Yuan, ranked 12th
in the world for 100m and 200m ***roke, and she and her teammates had
to be escorted from Perth Airport by police due to a media frenzy.
Outspoken Australian coach Forbes Carlisle and former World Champion
and record-holder Tracey Wickham are two commentators calling for the
Chinese team to be barred from further competition in the Championships.
Both are suggesting that if Chinese swimmers are awarded Gold medals in
these championships that the crowd should turn their backs during medal
ceremonies to show disapproval.
"Faster, Higher, Stronger.........Cleaner"