I'm working on the weekly recap and was re-reading the thyroid articles from last week. In Sara Germano's Wall Street Journal, there was a real nugget:
Sara Germano wrote:
â€œWe monitor medicalization of performance because it can be a step into doping, but it doesnâ€™t mean its doping,â€ he (Dr. Olivier Rabin, science director for WADA,) said. One prominent example he cited is a practice seen with some regularity in German athletes, in which they infuse ozone into the rectum for the perceived benefit of improving their oxygen intake.
â€œIt was brought up to our technology department, they come to us and say, â€˜What is your opinion on this?â€™ We had a good laugh, because frankly it doesnâ€™t work,â€ he said..
Thank goodness, I only have a lot of German ancestry and didn't actually compete there as an athelte.