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blood boosting

blood dop·ing

(blŭd dōp'ing)
Infusion of red blood cells, usually freeze-preserved autologous packed red blood cells, to increase hematocrit and hemoglobin levels; used by endurance athletes to increase blood's oxygen-carrying capacity and thus enhance endurance performance.
Synonym(s): blood boosting, induced erythrocythemia.
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Armstrong confirmed he doped during all seven of his Tour de France wins, from 1999 to 2005 and that he used blood-boosting agent EPO, blood doping and testosterone, cortisone or human growth hormone.
After years of denials, the 41-year-old American told Oprah Winfrey in a much-anticipated television interview that during his record run, from 1999 to 2005, he used blood-boosting agent EPO, blood doping, testosterone, cortisone and human growth hormone.
After years of denials, the 41-year-old Texan told the chat show host that he had used the blood-boosting agent EPO, as well as taking testosterone, human growth hormone, cortisone and blood doping.
com, Julich admitted to use of blood-boosting agent EPO between August 1996 and July 1998.
In August of 2008, he was slapped with two years' ineligibility by the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) for a doping offence and was found to have used a banned blood-boosting substance in retroactive tests after the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
Millar served a two-year suspension in 2004 after admitting to taking the blood-boosting agent EPO, but was named in a provisional selection of eight riders.
Ramzi won Bahrain's first ever Olympic track-and-field gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Games, but was stripped of the medal and banned for two years after testing positive in retroactive tests for the banned blood-boosting drug CERA.
amp;nbsp; Hamilton accused Armstrong of taking EPO, a blood-boosting steroid.
The FDA posted its safety review of the three blood-boosting medications from Amgen Inc.
French sports daily L'Equipe reported in 2005 that Armstrong's backup "B'' samples from 1999 contained EPO - a banned blood-boosting hormone.
The International Olympic Committee have announced the disciplinary action against Ramzi, who was born in Morocco but competed for Bahrain, and four other athletes who tested positive for the blood-boosting drug CERA.
OLYMPICS: Two medallists are among six athletes who have failed a new doping test for the blood-boosting agent CERA carried out on samples taken at the Beijing Games.