China to breed hormone-free pigs for Olympics

China will breed pigs using hormone-free food at next year's Olympics, amid fears that Chinese pork could cause athletes to fail doping tests, agencies reported on Monday.
The statement from Qianxihe Food Group, the Games’s official pork supplier, said the pork from its pigs, which will be raised in secret locations, would not cause Olympic athletes to fail doping tests due to residual antibiotics and steroids.

"Anti-doping concerns during the Olympics have caused officials to tighten food safety regulations so that athletes will be guaranteed food quality," reports quoted company spokesman Niu Shengnan as saying.