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Drug Tests That Broke Apart 56 Families Were Flawed

Authorities in Canada apologize, promise fixes

(Newser) - Authorities in Canada investigating the use of a now-discredited drug test have revealed an alarming stat: At least 56 families in Ontario were "broken apart" from 1990 to 2015 largely as a result of the flawed hair testing, and in only four of those cases were children returned to... More »

World's Most Famous Racing Dogs Busted for Doping

Several canine Iditarod competitors tested positive for pain reliever tramadol

(Newser) - For the first time in the history of the world's most famous sled dog race, several of the high-performance animals have tested positive for a prohibited drug—but race officials have refused to name the musher involved. Several dogs tested positive for the opioid pain reliever tramadol, the governing... More »

Olympian's Girlfriend Smooch Nearly Ruined His Career

Gil Roberts failed drug test, but arbitrator rules it was because of his kissing

(Newser) - Gold-medal sprinter Gil Roberts nearly kissed away his career. But an arbitrator cleared the champ of charges he ingested a banned substance, conceding the drug got into his system exactly as Roberts says it did—through smooching with his girlfriend, reports Sports Illustrated . Roberts, 28, who won the 4x400-meter relay... More »

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