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banyon
03-18-2008, 05:42 PM
German billiards champ tests positive for EPO agent
http://msn.foxsports.com/other/story/7923510?MSNHPHCP&GT1=39002

Associated Press
Updated: March 17, 2008, 3:50 PM EST

DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) - Germany's first case of doping in billiards was announced Monday after national champion Axel Buescher tested positive for an EPO masking agent.

Buescher's positive test came at November's German championships, where he captured the carom billiards title, the German Billiard Union said.

Buescher said the masking agent was in prescription medicine he failed to have approved.

The Union suspended Buescher for one year and stripped him of his title after he passed on his right to have the "B" sample tested.

EPO is a blood booster most closely associated with endurance sports, such as cycling, where it has played a central role in several Tour de France scandals.

KCChiefsMan
03-18-2008, 05:43 PM
German billiards champ tests positive for EPO agent
http://msn.foxsports.com/other/story/7923510?MSNHPHCP&GT1=39002

Associated Press
Updated: March 17, 2008, 3:50 PM EST

DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) - Germany's first case of doping in billiards was announced Monday after national champion Axel Buescher tested positive for an EPO masking agent.

Buescher's positive test came at November's German championships, where he captured the carom billiards title, the German Billiard Union said.

Buescher said the masking agent was in prescription medicine he failed to have approved.

The Union suspended Buescher for one year and stripped him of his title after he passed on his right to have the "B" sample tested.

EPO is a blood booster most closely associated with endurance sports, such as cycling, where it has played a central role in several Tour de France scandals.


uhh, I thought beer was the only performance enhancer for pool

banyon
03-18-2008, 05:55 PM
uhh, I thought beer was the only performance enhancer for pool

I need about 2-3 personally. :)

Still, did this guy want to have a hell of a break or what?