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Scoring at altitude
January 14th, 2009 7AM
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[OFF THE POST]Alarico Endres, the trainer of Brazilian club Gremio, hypothesizes that Viagra can improve players' performance at altitude and recommends Gremio's players pop the blue pills when they play Libertadores Cup games at 8,200 feet above sea level in Bolivia.

Because the erectile-dysfunction drug increases and improves the blood circulation, Endres believes it will help players cope with the thin air of La Paz.

"I had this illumination by reading a magazine, which wasn't a medical one: so we decided to elaborate this topic with a scientific test, and now we shall also give an indication to the technical commission," he said.

Viagra is not a prohibited substance on FIFA's list of banned drugs, but rumors of its performance-enhancing benefits -- in sports -- during the 2008 Olympic Games has spurred research on its doping effects.



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