The Partnership for Clean Competition aims to promote a holistic understanding of anti-doping. To move toward that goal, we’ve put together a selection of articles published in August 2020 that are relevant to clean sport. These articles may or may not stem from PCC-funded research. Posting them here should not be read as an endorsement of findings, but rather, an attempt to assemble the latest research in one place to make it easy to read and review.

Salamin O, Garcia A, González-Ruiz V, et al. Is pain temporary and glory forever? Detection of tramadol using dried blood spot in cycling competitions [published online ahead of print, 2020 Aug 27]. Drug Test Anal. 2020;10.1002/dta.2923. doi:10.1002/dta.2923

Martin L, Garcia Rodriguez JC, Audran M, Ericsson M, Maurice T, Marchand A. Detection of a nonerythropoietic erythropoietin, Neuro-EPO, in blood after intranasal administration in rat [published online ahead of print, 2020 Aug 27]. Drug Test Anal. 2020;10.1002/dta.2924. doi:10.1002/dta.2924

Wen C, Zhu T, Wang J, Liu X, Wang S, Yinong Z. Application of online two dimensional HPLC as purification procedure to determine the origin of 19-Norandrosterone in urine by gas chromatography-combustion-isotope ratio mass spectrometry [published online ahead of print, 2020 Aug 27]. Drug Test Anal. 2020;10.1002/dta.2921. doi:10.1002/dta.2921

Sobolevsky T, Ahrens B. High-throughput liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry assay as initial testing procedure for analysis of total urinary fraction [published online ahead of print, 2020 Aug 27]. Drug Test Anal. 2020;10.1002/dta.2917. doi:10.1002/dta.2917

De Wilde L, Roels K, Deventer K, Van Eenoo P. Automated sample preparation for the detection and confirmation of hypoxia-inducible factor stabilizers in urine [published online ahead of print, 2020 Aug 25]. Biomed Chromatogr. 2020;e4970. doi:10.1002/bmc.4970

Chang WC, Cowan DA, Walker CJ, Wojek N, Brailsford AD. Determination of anabolic steroids in dried blood using microsampling and gas chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry: Application to a testosterone gel administration study [published online ahead of print, 2020 Aug 1]. J Chromatogr A. 2020;16[28:46]1445. doi:10.1016/j.chroma.2020.461445

Görgens C, Guddat S, Bosse C, Knoop A, Geyer H, Thevis M. Implementation of the HIF activator IOX-2 in routine doping controls – Pilot study data [published online ahead of print, 2020 Aug 18]. Drug Test Anal. 2020;10.1002/dta.2914. doi:10.1002/dta.2914

Görgens C, Walker K, Boeser C, et al. Paper spray mass spectrometry – A potential complementary technique for the detection of polar compounds in sports drug testing [published online ahead of print, 2020 Aug 9]. Drug Test Anal. 2020;10.1002/dta.2909. doi:10.1002/dta.2909

Henning A, McLean K, Andreasson J, Dimeo P. Risk and enabling environments in sport: Systematic doping as harm reduction [published online ahead of print, 2020 Aug 4]. Int J Drug Policy. 2020;102897. doi:10.1016/j.drugpo.2020.102897

Leaney AE, Beck P, Biddle S, et al. Analysis of supplements available to UK consumers purporting to contain Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators [published online ahead of print, 2020 Aug 3]. Drug Test Anal. 2020;10.1002/dta.2908. doi:10.1002/dta.2908

Lv R , Wu E , Wu R , et al. Sensitive detection of clenbuterol by hybrid iridium/silicon nanowire-enhanced laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry. J Mater Chem B. 2020;8(34):7792-7800. doi:10.1039/d0tb00186d

Riiser A, Stensrud T, Stang J, Andersen LB. Can β2-agonists have an ergogenic effect on strength, sprint or power performance? Systematic review and meta-analysis of RCTs [published online ahead of print, 2020 Aug 3]. Br J Sports Med. 2020;bjsports-2019-100708. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2019-100708

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