German Parliament to investigate Schumacher's blood values?

By Susan Westemeyer

The German Bundestag (Parliament) might be looking into Stefan Schumacher's diarrhoea - in a manner of speaking. Peter Danckert, the chairman of the Sport Committee, said that he "would introduce into the Parliament [and] debate the theme" of the results of Schumacher's two out-of-competition doping controls before the World Championships. The German rider, who finished third, showed "irregularities in various parameters" of the blood, which doctors determined was due to the diarrhoea from which he was suffering.

Danckert told Süddeutsche Zeitung that he challenged Schumacher to lay down all his blood values. "That way the case can be quickly explained," he added. "It is not acceptable that such cases be explained solely by experts working for the athlete."

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