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Contaminated meat a worry at Shanghai swim worlds

Contaminated meat a worry at Shanghai swim worlds

As more than 2,000 swimmers, divers and water polo players converge on Shanghai this week for the world aquatic championships, teams are taking varying precautions against the threat of eating contaminated Chinese meat.
Australia is hoping to eliminate the threat altogether, shipping in all of its meat from home and avoiding all pork products, while other teams plan to eat only in hotels accredited by swimming governing body FINA.
Chinese beef and pork have been linked to steroid use during cattle and pig raising, and a recent study by a World Anti-Doping Agency-accredited lab in Cologne, Germany, found that 22 of 28 travelers returning from China tested positive for low levels of clenbuterol, which is on WADA's list of banned substances.


Updated : 2021-08-04 21:29 GMT+08:00