Archives for June2013

Euro footballer tests positive for steroids

 

Player tests positive for anabolic steroid - Football - League Two

Gerard Kinsella, of Fleetwood Town, admitted an FA charge after a sample he gave in February contained the anabolic steroid Nandrolone.

The 21-year-old midfielder has been hit with a 24-month suspension, backdated to the date the sample was collected, and will be banned from football until February 2015.

An FA statement read: “Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing, Fleetwood Town’s Gerard Kinsella has been suspended from football and all football activities for two years, subject to any appeal, after he admitted an FA charge in relation to a breach of its anti-doping regulations.… Continue Reading...

Tour de France doping scandals

PARIS (Reuters) – A look at major doping scandals involving the Tour de France since the Festina affair in 1998:

 * 1998: Festina medical team member Willy Voet was arrested at the French border before the start of the Tour after customs officers seized banned substances, including the blood-boosting drug erythropoietin (EPO).… Continue Reading...

Sports doping gangs arrested in Spain

The Spanish Interior Ministry says that police have busted two gangs that imported and trafficked doping substances used in sports.  As part of this investigation, they have arrested 84 people.

The police seized more than 700,000 doses of anabolic steroids.

During the first quarter of this year, the gangs introduced some 750 kilograms of drugs from China, Greece and Portugal, and marketed them in sports centers and homes throughout Spain.… Continue Reading...

BBC Reports: Hidden problems and dangers of steroid abuse

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The misuse of steroids in Northern Ireland is under-reported, it is claimed

Youth rugby players are using steroids to bulk up.  But, the number of rugby players using anabolic steroid pales in comparison to the number of body builders that are using steroids, according to the BBC.  And, it is believed that the estimates of the number of steroid users in Northern Ireland is under reported.… Continue Reading...

Fred from New Zealand

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Fred was in his mid-20s when a car accident on a busy Auckland road left him with serious injuries that would require months of rehabilitation.

In the months after the accident, his weight dropped from 82kg to 60kg.

Working out at his local gym in an attempt to get back in shape, he noticed how massive a lot of the people using the weights room seemed to be.… Continue Reading...

China continues to be the primary supplier of anabolic steroids to the US market

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A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer inspecting packages shipped from overseas. Seizures of steroids from China are increasing.

Shipments coming from China may look like an assortment of small colored bottles that looked like bath oil samples.  Until inspectors look more closely and find some labeled “methandrostenolone,” or other names of anabolic steroids used body builders.… Continue Reading...

Kris McKenzie: Suicide after using steroids

Kris McKenzie's family say the loving, lovable 20-year-old became a different person after he began using steroids.
Kris McKenzie’s family say the loving, lovable 20-year-old became a different person after he began using steroids.

Kris McKenzie loved his puppy, Oden. One day, inexplicably, Kris flew into a rage, grabbed Oden and threw him into a wall.

The brutal act was totally out of character for a 20-year-old described by his family as a “happy-go-lucky kid”.… Continue Reading...

Anabolic steroid use drives hypogonadism in young men

Another medical study has confirmed what many of us already know, that the use of anabolic steroids can lead to hypogonadism, even profound hypogonadism, in young males.  This negative symptom is one of the more common side effects of the use of these drugs.

What is “hypogonadism”?

Hypogonadism is a medical term which describes a diminished functional activity of the gonads – the testes and ovaries in males and females, respectively – that may result in diminished sex hormone biosynthesis and impaired gamete production and/or regulation.Continue Reading...

THF helps Falcons tutor Georgia high school coaches

THF worked with the Atlanta Falcons this past week educating over 225 Georgia high school coaches.  This was the first time THF was invited to join the Falcons in this program which is 6 years old.

Following a two hour on-field program, the coaches were educated on concussion awareness and were provided steroid education. … Continue Reading...

Arlington police department to test for steroids

The City of Arlington, TX will soon randomly test all of their police officers for anabolic steroids.  The testing program will be among the most stringent programs in Texas.  Few law enforcement agencies test their officers for the presence of these drugs. enforcement.

The plan will bring Arlington closer to the policy followed by Dallas where they randomly tests officers for narcotics, including steroids, up to three times per year.… Continue Reading...