Doping-US charges therapist with giving performance enhancing drugs to athletes for Tokyo Olympics

12/1/2022 6:59:00 PM

US announces doping charges against therapist related to Tokyo Olympics

US announces doping charges against therapist related to Tokyo Olympics

NEW YORK :U.S. prosecutors on Wednesday announced charges against a Texas therapist for allegedly distributing performance-enhancing drugs to athletes participating in the Olympic Games held in Tokyo last summer.The charges against Eric Lira, unsealed by federal prosecutors in Manhattan, marked the first U.S.

NEW YORK :U.S. prosecutors on Wednesday announced charges against a Texas therapist for allegedly distributing performance-enhancing drugs to athletes participating in the Olympic Games held in Tokyo last summer.The charges against Eric Lira, unsealed by federal prosecutors in Manhattan, marked the first U.S. criminal accusations of doping related to the Tokyo games, which were initially scheduled for 2020 but delayed by one year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lira, an El Paso, Texas-based therapist, was arrested on Wednesday and was expected to appear later Wednesday before a federal judge in Texas.The complaint did not identify any athletes who allegedly received drugs, including human growth hormone and erythopoietin, used to boost production of red blood cells, from Lira.

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S. prosecutors on Wednesday announced charges against a Texas therapist for allegedly distributing performance-enhancing drugs to athletes participating in the Olympic Games held in Tokyo last summer. Covid-19 cases across Japan will exceed 10,000 on Wednesday, according to a tally by broadcaster TBS. The charges against Eric Lira, unsealed by federal prosecutors in Manhattan, marked the first U..S. "We must brace for the rapid spread of infections to continue," chief cabinet secretary Hirokazu Matsuno told reporters, noting that the Omicron variant had been discovered in most regions of the country. criminal accusations of doping related to the Tokyo games, which were initially scheduled for 2020 but delayed by one year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. An arrest warrant was issued for Welnicki on Friday.

Lira, an El Paso, Texas-based therapist, was arrested on Wednesday and was expected to appear later Wednesday before a federal judge in Texas. Prime minister Fumio Kishida said on Tuesday that Japan will maintain strict border restrictions through February to slow the spread of Omicron. The number of firms that have failed to meet the criteria was"higher than we expected," said Keiichi Ito, SMBC Nikko Securities' chief quants analyst. The complaint did not identify any athletes who allegedly received drugs, including human growth hormone and erythopoietin, used to boost production of red blood cells, from Lira. (Reporting by Luc Cohen in New York; Editing by Bill Berkrot) Source: Reuters .