If you play with fire, you may get burned

If you play with fire, you may get burned / Jordi Segura, Rosa Ventura, José Antonio Pascual, Rafael de la Torre. - (Drug Testing and Analysis 12 (2020) 5 (May); p. 582-587)

  • PMID: 31667995
  • DOI: 10.1002/dta.2718


Abstract

This article reports an interesting doping case in the late 1990s involving the physical tampering of a urine sample containing a prohibited substance, by adding an alcoholic beverage. The regulations and knowledge available at that time allowed consideration of the case as a sanctioned manipulation and the prohibited substance as an additional element that explained the reasons for it. The development of the case involved some aspects that appeared for the first time in doping control. These include, among others, the participation of an enologist as part of the B sample confirmation, forensic inspection of the sample container, the early development of gas chromatography/combustion/isotopic ratio mass spectrometry (GC/C/IRMS), and the first public hearing by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), which allowed a wide following of the developments of the case. The information was especially interesting for the general public as the athlete had had, at that time, great Olympic success.

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Science
Case report
Date
30 October 2019
People
de la Torre, Rafael
Pascual, José Antonio
Segura, Jordi
Ventura, Rosa
Country
Spain
Language
English
ADRV
Tampering / attempted tampering
Sport/IFs
Swimming (FINA) - International Swimming Federation
Other organisations
Institut Hospital de Mar d'Investigacions Mèdiques (IMIM) - Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute
Laboratories
Barcelona, Spain: Antidoping Laboratory Fundació Institut Mar D'Investigacions Mèdiques (IMIM)
Analytical aspects
B sample analysis
Forensic investigation
Mass spectrometry analysis
Various
Chain of custody
Doping control
Sample collection procedure
Spiking / sabotage
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15 March 2021
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