Archives for September2010

Cycling still awash with drugs?

Sports in Brief: Contador fails steroids test

Three-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador tested positive for the banned steroid clenbuterol at this year’s Tour de France, the International Cycling Union (UCI) said in a statement released Wednesday. He has been provisionally suspended pending the outcome of an investigation.

Contador’s spokesman, Jacinto Vidarte, blamed food contamination as the only possible explanation.

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Steroid Use in Table Tennis?!?

Player Who Took H.G.H. Is Found Dead

By MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT NEW YORK TIMES
Published: September 26, 2010

Terry Newton, the British rugby player who was the first athlete to be suspended for testing positive for human growth hormone, was found dead Sunday at his home in England, according to the British Broadcasting Corporation.Continue Reading...

UK: Children (young children) using steroids!!

Children as young as eleven are taking potentially harmful steroids in an attempt to enhance their body image.

The shocking claim came from Prof Les Iversen, the chairman of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD).

It came as the ACMD called for a ban on internet sales of the drugs and amidst increasing concern over the sexualisation of children.Continue Reading...

MMA not Immune to steroid abuse

Reports have surfaced recently that Chael Sonnen tested positive for performance enhancing drugs following his five round submission loss to UFC Middleweight Champ Anderson Silva. This fight was one of the best of the year and UFC President Dana White had already been working on scheduling a rematch for the beginning of 2011.Continue Reading...

Use of Anabolic Steroids Increasing

Use of Steroids in the UK is on the rise

According to The Guardian and The Independent, the Government has urged for a ban over the online import ofanabolic steroids.

The anabolic steroids are basically taken by men to strengthen up their muscles and to encourage athletic traits, but have been taken by a quarter of a million people in the UK.Continue Reading...

UFC should immediately adopt zero-tolerance policy for steroids

Josh Gross, Sports Illustrated, 10/21/2010

The Ultimate Fighting Championship, in hopes that it might shift the culture of competitive mixed martial arts away from a widely adopted philosophy that rationalizes the use of illegal drugs to enhance performance — i.e. everyone does it, people will always cheat when opportunity or money is on the line — should immediately and forcefully declare it no longer wants to be in the business of promoting steroid users.… Continue Reading...

FBI employees arrested for lying about steroid use

 

(Reuters) – Three FBI special agents and one FBI intelligence analyst were arrested on Wednesday on charges that they concealed their use of performance-enhancing drugs, including steroids and human growth hormones.

 

U.S. prosecutors charged the four individuals with lying on forms that are used to assess their fitness for duty by omitting that they had conditions requiring the drugs and that they had taken them.Continue Reading...

Texas anti-doping crusader finds an audience at Univ of Waterloo

BY CHRISTINE RIVET, RECORD STAFF

University athletes are clearly the best and the brightest, but what makes so many want to inject themselves with toxic sludge in the pursuit of excellence?

Don Hooton thinks he has the answer.

"A lack of knowledge," said the Texas-based anti-doping crusader who brings his message to the University of Waterloo's varsity athletes and local high school coaches this week.Continue Reading...

Teen athletes also doped in East Germany: official

BERLIN - Teenage athletes were also subjected to doping under communist East Germany’s vast programme of steroid abuse, a leading former sports official has admitted in his upcoming new book.

Thomas Koehler, former vice president of the East German sports association DTSB, is the first high-ranking member of the defunct Stalinist state’s sporting establishment to acknowledge that minors were also doped.Continue Reading...