German newspaper BILD have accused the French national team of using doping during their road to the final of Euro 2016.
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After the semi-final between France and Germany, lost 2-0 by the Germans, the tabloid was given access to the French locker room.
Here they found an empty tube of Guronsan, a so-called caffeinated stimulant. However, the substance isn’t a banned on
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Nevertheless, Bild spoke to doping specialist Professor Fritz Sörgel, who gave his thoughts on the substance.
“According to the Anti-Doping Code of WADA, any effort to gain advantages over competitors other than through the power of the body is considered doping,” the professor stated.
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“Guronsan, for me, is therefore doping! Performance can be increased in sport with caffeine. It’s been proven. It also increases the cognitive abilities, which means the speed of response.”