Not drugs, but musk deer medicine, say North Koreans

A Musk Deer

Five North Korean players have now tested positive for a banned anabolic steroid at the Women’s World Cup in Germany. The excuse: they were treated with traditional medicine from musk deer glands to treat injuries from a lightning strike. You couldn’t make it up. The last doping case at a World Cup was when Diego Maradona was kicked out of the men’s tournament in 1994, says the BBC.

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