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Poor Performances Due to Meat-Free Diet According to China Volleyball Team

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(BEIJING) -- Chinese athletes were ordered to avoid eating beef, lamb and pork to minimize the risk of getting an accidental positive doping from clenbuterol-tainted meat for the London 2012 Olympics, according to the Telegraph.

After three weeks on a vegetarian diet, the coach of the China’s women’s volleyball team complains that her team lost four straight games in the world grand prix tournament in Ningbo because they were not adjusting to their new diet and lost strength and fitness.

The China’s Sports Ministry banned meat products because clenbuterol is contained in more than half of all meat eaten in Beijing.

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