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Team doctor Norwegian Mona Kjeldsberg explained why the team took on the Olympic games 2018 in Pyeongchang are more than six thousand drugs against asthma. Her words quoted by NRK.
“I understand that the amount brought by the doses may seem a huge. But, if you break this amount of shares, you will realize that the volume is not so great. It is expected that the majority of doses will be returned to Norway without using in Korea,” said Kjeldsberg.
On 8 February, information appeared that the Norwegians took with them to the Olympics 1800 doses of symbicort, 1200 — alvesco, salbutamol and atrovent, and 360 doses of ventolin. With 2017 salbutamol is under partial ban by the world anti-doping Agency (WADA. The athlete can eat no more than 1600 micrograms of the drug during the day in the presence of a therapeutic exception.
In March 2017 has dropped the idea to prohibit athletes to use asthma. In 2016, the Norwegian skier Martin Sundby passed the doping test that exceed the maximum permitted level of salbutamol, for which he received a two-month suspension. Many other members of the ski and biathlon team of Norway were accused of abusing drugs from asthma.
The Olympics will be held in Pyeongchang from 9 to 25 February.
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