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German lab shows inadvertent doping

Updated: February 15, 2011, 2:43 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- A study by a German doping laboratory has found that humans can inadvertently ingest clenbuterol from eating meat, a finding that would support claims by Alberto Contador and other athletes that contaminated beef caused their positive drug tests.

The German Sports University lab in Cologne -- accredited by the World Anti-Doping Agency -- is warning athletes of the risks of accidental clenbuterol doping when traveling to China.

The lab carried out an investigation that found ...

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