: I fear to reopen the Chinese swimming thing, but I just read an AP
: story about another positive test for Yang Aihua, medal winner at the Asian
: Games and the worlds in the 400 free. Seems that she tested positive for
: testosterone, showing levels from 9:1 to 15:1. The allowable level for
: _men_ is 6:1. The story noted that Aihua's level was in and around three
: times over the allowable female level.
By the way, the allowable level for both genders is 6:1, not just
men. Men have naturally higher levels (obviously), so they'd have to
take MORE testosterone to exceed their natural level. The reference
"1" is a different naturally-occurring hormone (somewhere I've got
what it is, but not here). I.e., the ratio is
testosterone : reference
My only other response about this story is that I wonder
what Juan Antonio Samaranch thinks now.
| James G. Acker |
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