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France: Drugs and syringes found outside Ukraine football team's hotel01:14

France: Drugs and syringes found outside Ukraine football team's hotel

France, Marseille
July 6, 2016 at 13:52 GMT +00:00 · Published

Footage filmed on Wednesday shows the Renaissance Aix-en-Provence Hotel in Marseille where the Ukrainian national football team stayed. On June 30 painkillers, syringes and anti-inflammatories where found outside the premises, raising suspicions of doping offences.

UEFA said that any suggestions of a doping violation will be reviewed and would lead to the appropriate disciplinary measures; they however, have not expressed any concrete investigative actions.

The drugs were reportedly found alongside the bracelet of the Ukrainian football captain. They have been confirmed by the spokesman for the Cologne Centre for Preventative Doping Research, Mario Thevis, to not be banned doping substances but six different painkillers and anti-inflammatories. Nevertheless the pharmacologists have stressed that anti-inflammatories have a side effect potential and should only be taken under doctor's orders.

Furthermore, two 50 millilitres glucose infusion bags were also found, which are only to be taken in emergency situations and are forbidden to be taken in amounts exceeding 50 millilitres.

France: Drugs and syringes found outside Ukraine football team's hotel01:14
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Footage filmed on Wednesday shows the Renaissance Aix-en-Provence Hotel in Marseille where the Ukrainian national football team stayed. On June 30 painkillers, syringes and anti-inflammatories where found outside the premises, raising suspicions of doping offences.

UEFA said that any suggestions of a doping violation will be reviewed and would lead to the appropriate disciplinary measures; they however, have not expressed any concrete investigative actions.

The drugs were reportedly found alongside the bracelet of the Ukrainian football captain. They have been confirmed by the spokesman for the Cologne Centre for Preventative Doping Research, Mario Thevis, to not be banned doping substances but six different painkillers and anti-inflammatories. Nevertheless the pharmacologists have stressed that anti-inflammatories have a side effect potential and should only be taken under doctor's orders.

Furthermore, two 50 millilitres glucose infusion bags were also found, which are only to be taken in emergency situations and are forbidden to be taken in amounts exceeding 50 millilitres.

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