US skeleton sliders want uniform drug testing

Posted: February 8, 2018 at 3:01 p.m.

In this Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, United States skeleton hopeful Katie Uhlaender poses for a portrait at the 2017 Team USA Media Summit in Park City, Utah. Uhlaender and other members of the U.S. skeleton team suggested Thursday, Feb. 8, 2017, that the rest of the world should follow the testing model employed by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, especially with the ongoing fallout from the Russian doping scandal that saw widespread accusations of cheating and now a belief that many flat-out beat a broken system.

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — There was an offseason when U.S. skeleton athlete Katie Uhlaender got a knock on her door from drug testers 19 times in the span of a few weeks. Sometimes they wanted blood. Sometimes they wanted urine. Often, they wanted both.

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