Skip to comments.China's Olympic runners raise chickens amid food fears: report(unwittingly doped)
Posted on 02/27/2012 3:03:42 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster
China's Olympic runners raise chickens amid food fears: report
Thu, Feb 23 2012
SHANGHAI | Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:12pm EST
(Reuters) - China's national marathon team, who are training for the London Olympics this summer, are raising their own chickens for food to avoid ingesting banned chemicals commonly found in meat in China, the Shanghai Daily reported on Friday.
The athletes, who are training in China's southwestern province of Yunnan, are also procuring yak meat from local highland herdsman to avoid eating at local restaurants where banned additives are sometimes present in food.
Clenbuterol, a banned chemical, is sometimes fed to livestock by unscrupulous farmers to produce lean meat that can then be sold for a higher price.
The chemical is also considered a performance-enhancing drug and is banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency.
"Since we don't have a canteen to provide safe food, we have to cook meals ourselves because it is risky to eat at a street restaurant," the newspaper reported a team official as saying.
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and they pray at every meal to give thanks they are not North Korean.
All part of the training routine. This reminds me of the chicken chasing scenes in the Rocky movies. “Makes ya greasy fast.”
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