A request based on a large concern

During the last Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, the press revealed the presumed use of xenon gas by Russian athletes, in order to improve their performance. From March 6, MPCC had written to the President of the World Anti-Doping Agency Sir Craig Reedie, asking him to add this product to the list of prohibited methods. Xenon gas has nothing to do with the health of athletes, it is only a method used to get round regulations and is contrary to the philosophy of anti-doping. MPCC demand was mainly driven by a sense of concern about a dangerous practice.

In less than three months, WADA officially added the xenon gas to the banned list: this decision and the speed of execution of WADA fully meet MPCC’s expectations, which now hopes the same awareness about the effects of tramadol in competition.