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    A spanish soccer player did similar 18 months ago and ended up with a suspension - My questions are; Why is this even considered an anti-doping violation ? Surely IV treatment is 'de rigeur' for professional athletes, though kept under wraps ? How do you catch this anti-doping violation unless someone stupidly posts on instagram ?
     
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    Perhaps there are reasons to do with masking prohibited substances. Let’s see what USADA has to say about it:

    WHY THE IV RULE?

    • To protect clean sport and athlete health and safety. It is a fact that IVs can be used to change blood test results (such as hematocrit where EPO or blood doping is being used), mask urine test results (by dilution) or by administering prohibited substances in a way that will more quickly be cleared from the body in order to beat an anti-doping test.
    Of course, WADA rules are also about protecting the health of athletes. USADA again:

    WHAT ARE THE HEALTH RISKS OF IVs?

    • Potential risks and complications of IV therapy, include Infection, cellulitis, inflammation of the wall of a vein with associated thrombosis, Bleeding, hematoma/arterial puncture, unintended leakage of solution into the surrounding tissue, air embolism and needle stick to the provider.
    • Inappropriate levels of electrolytes given by IV can also have serious cardiac, muscular and nervous system effects, even resulting in death.
     
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    Might as well say inappropriate levels of H2O can lead to death
     
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    Nasri who was banned for 6 months after an anti-ageing clinic posted his IV use on their website - Now UEFA successfully appealed the original suspension which has now been increased to 18 months.

    Rules governing IV Use which is yet another threshold limit case are flaky - A substance or a mode of treatment is either 100% on the banned list with no shades of grey.
     
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