Latest News:  
Beijing   Sunny/Cloudy    33 / 23 ℃  City Forecast


Cuba's Olympic athletes declared free of doping


14:27, July 12, 2012

HAVANA, July 11 (Xinhua) -- All of the 110 Cuban athletes heading to the London 2012 Olympic Games were declared Wednesday to be "free of illegal (performance-enhancing) substances" by Cuba's National Anti-Doping Brigade.

"That fact is another expression of our respect for fair play," said brigade director Yahumara Castro, adding the rejection of steroids and other performance enhancing drugs reflected the "philosophy of a country that loves the practice of physical activity as a means to boost people's health."

According to the official daily Granma, Castro said the entire Cuban delegation had undergone one or more anti-doping tests and all came back negative.

The tests were analyzed at Havana's Anti-Doping Laboratory, which is certified by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Cuba hopes to better its medal count from Beijing 2008, where the country placed 28th with two gold, 11 silver and 11 bronze medals.


Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. APF servicemen in training

  2. Hazards removed from apartment of cinema shooting suspect

  3. No hard landing for Chinese economy

  4. Int'l Youth Dance Festival held in Macao

  5. Zhang Ziyi and Sa Bening's love affair comes to light

  6. Crazy man goes wild in public

Most Popular


  1. West wrong on Chinese public's Syria view
  2. Clinton’s Asia trip takes economic turn
  3. Will SE Asia become a battleground?
  4. Credit stimulus not panacea
  5. Reforms are promising, but not perfect
  6. Raise awareness of domestic brands
  7. Ivy League not gold standard for teachers
  8. No need to panic about slowdown in China
  9. Commentary: Health of stock market
  10. S. China Sea tensions stirred up with outside help

What's happening in China

Fish farm in waters at Meiji Reef of South China Sea

  1. Hospital director arrested for raping 2 minors
  2. 5.23m yuan public toilets at tourism site criticized
  3. Strong tropical storm approaches S China
  4. Missing crew confirmed dead after helicopter crash
  5. Court finds contract masked personal loan

China Features

  1. You and me, in Beijing to understand China
  2. Guided-missile battalion conducts training
  3. Main ingredient of Evian toner is water
  4. DPRK celebrates top leader's Marshal title
  5. Cangshan Mountain in Shanxi province

PD Online Data

  1. Spring Festival
  2. Chinese ethnic odyssey
  3. Yangge in Shaanxi
  4. Gaoqiao in Northern China
  5. The drum dance in Ansai