Vanguard (Lagos)

2 December 2012

Nigeria: Free Reign for Dope Cheats

The medical commission of Eko 2012 has confirmed that no urine sample has been taken for dope test since the beginning of the games.

Sports Vanguard checks at Rowe Park revealed that no athlete has been tested but everything required for such tests was in place.

"To the best of my knowledge, no such test has been done," a source at the Rowe Park Medical Centre told our reporter, suggesting that, "perhaps they want to start the tests in the second half of the games."

Meanwhile, Leader of the Medical unit at the Rowe Park centre, Dr Adio-Moses told our reporter that only very few injuries have been recorded at the centre since the commencement of the festival.

"We only had a case of hypoglycaemia on a Zamfara state basketball player." He explained that hypoglycaemia is the sudden lowering of glucose content in the body which results in exhaustion.

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