Doping control analysis : the 6th World Championships of Athletics, Athens, Greece / Costas G. Georgakopoulos, Christina Tsitsimpikou, Maria-Helen E. Spyridaki, Emmanouel Lyris, Efstathios G. Cookeas, Detlef Thieme. - (TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry 18 (1999) 1 (January); p. 1-13)
The first official report on the organization, analytical methodologies, and the results of the doping control analysis performed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC)-accredited Doping Control Laboratory of Athens, Greece, during the 6th World Championships of Athletics, held in Athens on 1–10 August 1997, is presented. The significance of the various analytical parameters of the doping control is shown. The results include 20 positive cases, of which two were detected in screening procedures and confirmed exclusively by high resolution mass spectrometry. The screening results and analytical data on the excretion of a new black-market doping agent, phenylpiracetam or carfedon, which was unknown in the literature, are also presented.