Drug testing, nutrition and volunteers

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With seven positive drugs tests recorded at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, the organisers are on alert for any attempts at cheating at Glasgow 2014. Iain Stirling finds out how the testing process works and what it's like for the competitors who have to go through it.
Healthy eating is important for everyone, and athletes take it very seriously as it can affect both their training and their performance. Nutritionist Nairn Scobie explains the basics of good diet, and how each sport makes its own demands on the body in terms of energy, weight control and muscle repair. There are tips for the rest of us too, and an unusual fact about beetroot juice. And finally, get your shoes off for another Commonwealth maths puzzle. This one's about clothing ...

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Fri 16 May 2014 03:15