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WHITE PLAINS, NY — August 20, 2002 — The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and (CL) announced today that nine products have passed's recently launched Athletic Banned Substances Screening Program. tested the products at the request of the USOC. The screening program is the first to comprehensively test products for their overall quality as well as for substances that could cause disqualification of athletes from Olympic competition and other athletic events. The program includes screening for over 50 stimulants, narcotics, anabolic agents, diuretics, masking agents, and beta-blockers.

The first nine products to pass this program are now listed at on CL's new Athletic Banned Substance Screened Products list as well as by product-type within CL's Product Reviews of vitamin, herbal, and other supplements and nutritional products. There are currently over 450 products that have passed's Product Reviews. General findings are available for free on the site. Online subscribers can access complete Product Review listings and additional information.

"This testing helps prevent athletes from inadvertently taking substances that could disqualify them from competition," said Ed Ryan, ATC USOC Director of Sports Medicine. He added, " is providing an important service to athletes who use supplements and to manufacturers that make them." The USOC is notifying coaches and athletes of's web site as a source of potentially useful information on health and nutrition products.

The United States Olympic Committee is based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The USOC's mission is to lead the world's best National Olympic Committee by helping U.S. Olympic athletes achieve sustained competitive excellence while inspiring all Americans and preserving the Olympic ideal. is a leading provider of consumer information and independent evaluations of health and nutrition products. The company is privately held and based in White Plains, New York. It has no ownership in or from companies that manufacture, distribute, or sell consumer products. Subscription to CL's Product Reviews is available online. CL also licenses its flask-shaped CL Seal of Approved Quality to manufacturers for use on products that have passed its evaluations. Parties interested in requesting testing of products may contact Lisa Sabin, Vice President for Business Development, at

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