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Iditarod Sled Dogs Test Positive For Banned Substance

At the end of this year's annual run to Nome, Alaska, several dogs from a single team tested positive for a banned pain killer, the race board says.
Sled dogs at the 45th Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Fairbanks, Alaska, in March. The race board says several dogs from a single team tested positive for a banned substance. / Ellamarie Qumiby / Shutterstock.com

It's not your ordinary sports doping scandal: some dogs who mushed this year's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race have tested positive for the opioid pain reliever Tramadol, the event's governing board said Wednesday.

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