JAAF to Establish Hearing Panel Following Introduction of Blood Testing at National High School Ekiden
With regard to the continuing downside of the mistaken use of iron injections to reinforce efficiency in lengthy distance athletes, on May 22 JAAF director Mitsugi Ogata mentioned that the federation is imagine a plan during which following the advent of blood trying out at this yr’s National High School Ekiden Championships, the coaches of any athletes whose trying out effects indicated conceivable iron injection abuse can be known as sooner than a listening to to give a proof. No penalty can be imposed.
The JAAF intends to increase a database of the amassed blood take a look at effects and track the developments within the state of affairs. “It is important that we first get a handle on what the current situation actually is,” commented Ogata. “We can then track changes and assess the effectiveness of our efforts to combat the problem.” The JAAF’s new pointers prohibiting misuse of iron injections are scheduled to be launched by means of the tip of the month. When applied as meant, the injections can be utilized to maintain anemia, malnutrition, loss of menstruation, and different well being problems dealing with athletes.
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