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February 10, 2006

Eight cross-country Olympians suspended: for five days for having an "elevated red blood cell count." The eight include German Evi Sachenbacher, France's Jean-Marc Gaillard, Sean Crooks of Canada, Belarus duo Sergei Dalidovich and Aleksandr Lazutkin, Russian Natalia Matveeva, and Americans Kikkan Randall and Leif Zimmermann.

There is unconfirmed speculation that the elevated levels are due to EPO.

posted by Amateur to other at 07:32 PM - 4 comments

This just in: four more, including the Ethiopian team. Also inside, more explanation about what's going on here, along with excuses for the Canadian, who we are assured is not a cheater.

posted by Amateur at 07:35 PM on February 10

More athletes like Eddy "the eagle" are needed to make sport fun again

posted by wwarrior at 10:13 PM on February 10

Elevated red blood cell counts ... ... oh no, there are vampires at the Olympics!

posted by worldcup2002 at 11:00 PM on February 10

More athletes like Eddy "the eagle" are needed to make sport fun again You should check out the Canada-Italy women's hockey game then. You would find the Italian team lots of "fun."

posted by Amateur at 06:51 PM on February 11

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