Drugs in sport: Chinese swimmers are tested

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Surprise drugs tests have been conducted on members of the Chinese and Japanese swimming teams in Hiroshima, Japan, on the eve of the Asian Games. The tests followed the International Amateur Swimming Federation's decision to strengthen out-of- competition doping controls after the World Championships in Rome which were tainted by widespread rumours of doping in the Chinese women's team. The Games commence officially today, though the football tournament began yesterday with South Korea beating Nepal 11-0. Meanwhile, on sale at a Hiroshima department store yesterday went the secret turtle-blood recipe for success devised by Ma Junren, the Chinese coach.