Mexican boxer Canelo Alvarez tested positive for clenbuterol before his rematch with Gennady Golovkin in 2018, and blamed contaminated meat. He was given a six-month suspension. Photo: AP

What is clenbuterol and why are so many athletes testing positive? CrossFit veteran latest to be investigated for PED

  • Drug was originally developed to treat asthma in horses but is now used to increase muscle mass and reduce body fat
  • Banned by Wada, there are growing concerns more of the drug is making its way into meat in places like China and Mexico
Topic |   IOC (International Olympic Committee)

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Mexican boxer Canelo Alvarez tested positive for clenbuterol before his rematch with Gennady Golovkin in 2018, and blamed contaminated meat. He was given a six-month suspension. Photo: AP
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