Archives for August2010

Gold-medal sprinter Antonio Pettigrew dies

Another tragic death of a performance enhancing drug user has been recorded.  Whether his apparent suicide was related to his past use of performance enhancing drugs may never be known.

Don

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. 

Antonio Pettigrew, a graduate of St. Augustine’s College in Raleigh who was stripped of an Olympic gold medal after admitting to using performance-enhancing drugs, was found dead early Tuesday, authorities said.

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Why prosecute Roger Clemens? Because of a teenager

Los Angeles Times – Sports

Taylor Hooton, 17, committed suicide; his parents say it was because of mood swings brought on by steroids. Young people need to know that even for a major-league star, there are consequences for steroid use.

The answer to the question of why Congress would spend time and money attempting to prove that a prominent athlete lied is found in a name.Continue Reading...

THE TAYLOR HOOTON FOUNDATION WILL ASSIST WATERLOO UNIVERSITY WITH COMPREHENSIVE ANTI-PERFORMANCE ENHANCING DRUG EDCUATIONAL PROGRAMS FOR STUDENT-ATHLETES AND STAFF


Groundbreaking program unmatched by any other U.S. or Canadian University

(Dallas, TX)-Aug. 19, 2010- Today, Taylor Hooton Foundation (THF), the leading organization dedicated to combating steroid abuse, announced that it would assist University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, in conducting anti-performance enhancing drug educational programs for the University's athletic staff and student-athletes.
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THE TAYLOR HOOTON FOUNDATION WILL ASSIST WATERLOO UNIVERSITY WITH COMPREHENSIVE ANTI-PERFORMANCE ENHANCING DRUG EDCUATIONAL PROGRAMS FOR STUDENT-ATHLETES AND STAFF


Groundbreaking program unmatched by any other U.S. or Canadian University

(Dallas, TX) - Today, Taylor Hooton Foundation (THF), the leading organization dedicated to combating steroid abuse, announced that it would assist Waterloo University, of Ontario, Canada, in conducting anti-performance enhancing drug educational programs for the University's athletic staff and student-athletes.

Under this agreement, the Foundation will provide comprehensive anti-performance enhancing drug educational programs for all of Waterloo's student-athletes, coaches, training staff, and strength and conditioning staff.  Foundation-led educational seminars will be mandatory for all of the University's interuniversity athletes, which total roughly 560 student-athletes.  In addition, all of the University's coaches, full-time training staff, and strength and conditioning staff, totaling approximately 100-plus individuals, will be required to complete the Foundation's online training program.   These programs will begin this Fall (2010).

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NSF International Partners with Taylor Hooton Foundation to Raise Awareness of the Dangers of Performance Enhancing Drugs Among Young Athletes

ANN ARBOR, Mich. and FRISCO, Tex - NSF International, a global public health and safety organization, has formed a partnership with the Taylor Hooton Foundation, an anti-steroid foundation, to help protect young athletes from the dangers of performance enhancing drugs. As part of the partnership, NSF International is developing educational resources for the Foundation to use to educate students at seminars and high school presentations.Continue Reading...

THF Visits 30 MLB Parks

Every summer, we have the opportunity to visit MLB Parks around the country putting on programs for kids in conjunction with PBATS (Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers). When Donald was in Phiadelphia last week, one of the local stations did a really good news story.

Please take a look.

Don

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NSF International Partners with Taylor Hooton Foundation to Raise Awareness of the Dangers of Performance Enhancing Drugs Among Young Athletes

ANN ARBOR, Mich. and FRISCO, Tex – NSF International, a global public health and safety organization, has formed a partnership with the Taylor Hooton Foundation, an anti-steroid foundation, to help protect young athletes from the dangers of performance enhancing drugs. As part of the partnership, NSF International is developing educational resources for the Foundation to use to educate students at seminars and high school presentations.Continue Reading...

Lance Armstrong under the steroid spotlight

Did he or didn’t he?

Virtually every high profile performance enhancing drug user has vehemently denied their usage right up until the point that they are forced to admit their behavior.  Will this be the case with Lance Armstrong?  Or is he innocent?

Don

‘Steroid Cop’ hot on Armstrong’s tail, er, tale

Former IRS agent helped investigate Bonds, Jones

By James Bone, The Daily Telegraph, August 17, 2010

Lance Armstrong, the American cyclist, cancer survivor and seven-time winner of the Tour de France, is a fast-moving target.

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Another wrestler dies of a heart attack . . . at 29!

Heart attack at 29?  Could it be steroids?

Professional wrestlers are 12 times more likely to die from cardiac problems than the average adult male.

Don

Lance McNaught, a wrestler for the World Wrestling Entertainment, died at age 29 on Friday from what is believed to be heart failure.

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Couple accused of dealing steroids

Bernalillo County (Albuquerque) Deputies stop a major shipment of anabolic steroids from making their way from Egypt to Albuquerque. Two people are under arrest for buying the drugs online and then selling them at a local gym.

Sheriff Manny Gonzales tells Eyewitness News 4 the investigation could go even further, to identify who was buying those illegal drugs.Continue Reading...