IOC Labs Support Tests For Nandrolone -- October 10, 1999
MONTE CARLO, Monaco - The world's leading drug control laboratories have affirmed the validity of tests for nandrolone, the banned steroid which has produced a recent spate of positive results. The heads of the 27 labs accredited by the IOC, meeting in Monaco, said they were satisfied with the effectiveness of testing for nandrolone and its precursors.
Many officials believe the sudden surge in positive tests for nandrolone is the result of athletes' taking supplements which, they may or may not know, contain nandrolone. The IOC has twice written to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration complaining about ineffective labeling standards for dietary supplements which at times contain banned substances.