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Criticism against doped skiers documentary

"Impossible to identify individual athletes"
4:05 min

Critics are railing against SVTs Uppdrag Gransknings program shown on Wednesday. The tv program exposed a report that claimed that cross-country skiers had used performance enhancing drugs in the 1990s.

Bo Berglund, board member of the anti doping agency WADA told Swedish Radio news that it is wrong to point out specific individuals just from one test result, that may not be reliable.

The report claimed Swedish and Norwegian skiers had levels of red blood cells that could not have been achievable without blood manipulation, or doping. In fact, they say, that with today's blood doping limits, many of the skiers would not have been able to race at all.

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