This may sound odd, but a couple words that don' t go together in most people' s minds are "walking" and "performance enhancing drugs."
And yet Olympic champion race walker Athanasia Tsoumeleka of Greece was just charged with using CERA, illegal performance-enhancing drug."
27-year-old Tsoumeleka was a local star of the 2004 Olympic when she won the 20-kilometer walk at the Athens Olympic Games.
According to USA Today:
"Court officials said prosecutor Costas Simitzoglou charged Tsoumeleka
with breaking Greece' s doping laws after she tested positive in January
for CERA, an advanced version of the blood-booster EPO.
Tsoumeleka denies knowingly using the substance and has expressed
doubts about the procedure. When the test results were announced in
January, she announced her immediate retirement from competition."