German group calls for eliminating B samples

A German sports medicine group has called for the elimination of the B sample in doping controls, calling it "anachronistic". The German National Anti-Doping Agency opposed the proposal.

Jürgen H. Steinacker of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sportmedizin und Prävention (BGSP, German Society for Sport Medicine and Prevention) said, "The B samples increase the legal uncertainty and the income of lawyers." He added that the samples sometimes "fly around the world for three weeks without being cooled," according to the dpa press agency.

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