Super fuel for athletes: experiments with athletes under the strictest secrecy,

The tabloid "Mail on Sunday" reported on Tests with 91 of the Top British athletes before the Olympic Games of London 2012. Under the strictest secrecy, this

Super fuel for athletes: experiments with athletes under the strictest secrecy,

The tabloid "Mail on Sunday" reported on Tests with 91 of the Top British athletes before the Olympic Games of London 2012. Under the strictest secrecy, this took the substance in the drink "DeltaG" to their effects. Performance gains of one to two percent were undetectable.

Michael Reinsch

a correspondent for sports in Berlin.

F. A. Z.

The responsible for the project doctor, Dr. Scott Drawer joined in the Wake of UK Sport, the Agency for the promotion of top sports in the UK, to Cycling, team Sky, whose riders in the past eight years, seven times the Tour de France won. Team GB won at the summer games of London 65 medals, including 29 gold, surpassed only by the United States and China. Twelve medals (eight Olympia wins) went to British cyclist, nine (four) of rowers in both sports, the substance was tested.

"super fuel for serious athletes"

If Ketones were used in the Play, according to the newspaper, is unclear. Apparently, the managers feared the worst consequences. Athletes had to exclusions of Liability for both the health consequences as for a positive Doping-Tests in writing and commit to never speak about the Experiment.

The medical Professor Kieran Clarke from Oxford, led the study. The company TdeltaS, whose Supervisory Board she chairs, marketed ketone esters as a "super fuel for serious athletes". Clarke published a study in 2012 on the use of ketones; this is not based on the investigation of the 91 Top athletes, but on 54 subjects.

Updated Date: 13 July 2020, 12:19

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