Nutrition Business Journal

NSF, HFL and Others Help Firms Prove Their Sports Products Are Safe for Athletes

2008 Olympics provide another opportunity for athletes to blame failed drug tests on supplements

The stakes are high for athletes who fail doping tests — and when tests do come back positive, the finger of blame is often pointed at dietary supplements. For example, after American swimmer Jessica Hardy tested positive for the stimulant clenbuterol during the U.S. Olympic trials in July, the athlete argued that the banned substance could have come from the supplements she was taking. Greek hurdler Fani Halkia also questioned whether contaminated supplements were responsible for her positiv

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