New book lists 7 most creative excuses for failing Olympics doping tests
London, June 17 (ANI): Tampered toothpaste, sexual enhancement drugs and massage creams are just some of the unusual excuses people give for failing an Olympic drugs test, a new book out this week has revealed.
The Book of Olympic Lists pulls together little-known facts from across the Games' history, including a chapter on the "Seven Most Creative Excuses for Failing a Doping Test".
Spanish 20km walker Daniel Plaza had the most bizarre excuse of all in 1996, when he claimed that having oral sex with his pregnant wife was the reason for a positive steroid test.
Nandrolone is produced naturally by pregnant women, the Independent reported.
Two years after her Olympic victory in the women's heavyweight judo at Beijing, Chinese judoka Tong Wen tested positive for clenbuterol - a result she blamed on eating too many pork chops, which are sometimes treated with the steroid to keep the meat lean.
Other facts compiled in the book include the six athletes whose names destined them for their sports - featuring British swimmers Walter Bathe and Lewis Moist, and the American high jumper Nathan Leeper. (ANI)
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