Jun 5, 2001
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According to a press release issued by the FIM, random urine tests for the presence of drugs conducted during the World Endurance Championship weekend May 5-6 at Brno, Czech Republic caught Swiss rider Herbert Graf with "a concentration of 32 ng/ml of metabolite of tetrahydrocannabinol, which is above the maximum tolerated conentration of 15 ng/ml. Mr. Graf did not ask for a counter-test with the B sample."<BR><BR>According to the same press release, "All the other samples tested showed the absence of any banned substances."<BR><BR>The press release also revealed the results of alcohol tests, and stated "All the alcohol controls were negative. The riders controlled were: Olivier Four (FRA), Michael Barnes (USA), Thierry Paillot (FRA), Igor Jerman (SLO), Heinz Platacis (AUS), Thorsten Wernke (GER)."