The Norwegians brought to the Olympics partly illegal drugs


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Norway brought on the Olympic games in Pyeongchang are more than six thousand doses of asthma medications. It is reported NRK.

It is noted that among the drugs Scandinavian athletes appear 1 800 doses of symbicort, 1 200 — alvesco, salbutamol and atrovent. Also in the Norwegian Cabinet 360 doses ventolin.

Preparations are only intended for those team members who will be healthy at the time of arrival in South Korea. Athletes who suffer from asthma, use their own medicines.

2017 World anti-doping Agency (WADA) has imposed a partial ban on the use of salbutamol. In the case of therapeutic exception, the athletes can eat no more than 1,600 micrograms of the drug during the day.

In the summer of 2016 Norwegian skier Martin Sundby was accused exceeds the permitted level of salbutamol. WADA suspended him for two months. Then, it was reported that many leaders of the national team of Norway apply asthma based on albuterol. After that, a number of countries have appealed to WADA to examine the phenomenon of Norwegian athletes with asthma.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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