Archives for October2012

The death of steroids in MLB

(NewsUSA) – The late ’80s group Soul to Soul had a joint where lead singer Caron Wheeler’s powerful first line was: “Back to life. Back to reality.” Well that’s the tune baseball is pumping through its speakers as it transitions from the offensive mutation called “The Steroid Era” into a new “Pitcher’s Paradise.”

The 2012 MLB Playoffs has ushered in this new pitching-dominant era with authority.Continue Reading...

Czech steroid ring busted – face 12 years in jail

Czech Police said Tuesday that that they bust a ring composed of ex-sportsmen, body builders, fitness trainers and organizers of competitions in the sector which produced and sold counterfeit anabolic steroids and other hormone-based drugs.

The special unit for combating organized crime (ÚOOZ) said eight Czechs and three Slovaks were arrested after a surveillance operation started in 2010 of their secretive production site in the eastern Zlín region.Continue Reading...

Real damage of steroids is to young athletes

I've never met nor even talked on the phone with Levi Leipheimer. From what I've read and heard, he seems like a decent enough person and he has certainly done much to enhance cycling in our area.

Levi Leipheimer

I've never met nor even talked on the phone with Barry Bonds.Continue Reading...

Will Lance ever fess up and face the truth?

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Like it never happened: Lance Armstrong’s record seven Tour de France titles will be stricken from the books.

By Dr. Keith Ablow

Lance Armstrong has been stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned from cycling. Pat McQuaid, president of the International Cycling Union, the sport's governing body, said Armstrong, "deserves to be forgotten."

It may be that Mr.Continue Reading...

Lance’s legacy is unraveling myth by myth, lie by lie

by:  Lisa Olson AOL FanHouse Columnist

Lance Armstrong may have firmly cemented his place as the biggest conman in sports, but the myths surrounding him haven't quite reached the tipping point. Let's examine a handful.

MYTH: Armstrong always was preternaturally gifted-that's what his supporters continue to scream as they strain to defend the indefensible-and had he not been weakened by cancer his cycling reign would hover way above legendary.Continue Reading...

The apology Lance will never give

By Bruce Arthur, Postmedia News October 23, 2012

Hello, everybody, and thanks for coming today. I know a lot of you never thought I would do this. Well, I never thought I would do this, either.

My name is Lance Armstrong, and I love cycling. When I was young my anger and desire would overwhelm me when I competed, a blinding rage, and I could barely control it.Continue Reading...

bike-pure calls for UCI investigation

The majority of you will now have seen or read about yesterday's press conference in which the UCI stripped disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles, accepting the USADA Reasoned Decision document into it's findings.

The UCI and Pat McQuaid attempted to distance themselves from the fallen hero but they failed miserably in our eyes.Continue Reading...

Steroids used to help men look better

Written by MODIRI MOGENDE

Modiri Mogende

MODIRI MOGENDE

The athletic look is what many men pursue in today's metro sexual era. As people workout to get those killer abs, legs, large chest and lean triceps and biceps, the urge to perfection sometimes gets too pressured. In this case some have resorted to use steroids.… Continue Reading...

Steelers’ doc indicted in major steroid case

Federal criminal charges have been filed against Richard A. Rydze, a former team physician for the Pittsburgh Steelers whose dealings with a Florida compounding pharmacy surfaced five years ago in a steroids investigation based in Albany.

Richard Rydze

Rydze was released on $100,000 bond Monday after being charged in a 185-count indictment unsealed last week in Cleveland, Ohio.Continue Reading...

Another Armstrong teammate admits to doping

OSLO, Norway (AP) — Another former teammate of Lance Armstrong has admitted using banned performance-enhancing drugs.

Retired Norwegian rider Steffen Kjaergaard said Tuesday that he had used EPO and cortisone, and was immediately suspended from his job at the Norwegian Cycling Federation.

Steffen Kjaergaard

Steffen Kjaergaard is the latest cyclist to admit to using EPO

“I have long thought that it was best for cycling as a sport that I took this (secret) to the grave.Continue Reading...