Archives for November2013

Buff nurse accused of steroid trafficking

Jason Mark Eggleston

Jason Mark Eggleston is accused of illegally importing steroids into Canada.

A nurse who moonlights as a clothing designer has been charged with importing steroids into the country.

Jason Mark Eggleston, 37, has been charged with five offences, official with the Canada Border Services Agency confirm. They say Eggleston has allegedly been importing anabolic steroids and their derivatives into Canada to traffic.… Continue Reading...

Steroids users “muscling in” on needle exchange programs

Increasing numbers of illegal steroid users are obtaining free injecting equipment from needle exchange programs, youth workers say.

Managers of needle and syringe exchange programs are reporting a rise in the numbers of young men using late-night mobile services, particularly in Melbourne’s northern and western suburbs.

A survey of the preferred “drug of choice” of drug users collecting needles and syringes found that steroids ranked third, behind heroin and amphetamines/methamphetamines.… Continue Reading...

Canadian Bodybuilder Greg Kovaks died today of heart failure at the age of 44

Canadian Bodybuilder Greg Kovaks died today of heart failure at the age of 44.  “The Strongest Bodybuilder Alive” won his procard at the Canadian Nationals in 1996.

During the late ‘90s, Greg Kovacs dominated the size and strength side of pro bodybuilding. With an off-season weight of 420 pounds, Greg towered over his competition, packing more mass on his frame than anyone in the history of bodybuilding.… Continue Reading...

Steroids: 4 years punishment is not strong enough!

From the year 2015, athletics caught doping will be given four year bans after a decision to ratify the move was agreed two weeks ago. 

However, the President of Ghana Athletics Association (GAA) believes that doping culprits should be given even stiffer sanctions.

Professor Francis Dodoo’s entrenched position on the matter has caught the eye of the World Anti-Doping Agency, which has given the Ghanaian the chance to advance his arguments at a global level by appointing him onto its doping committee.… Continue Reading...

IOC retesting 350 samples from 2006 Turin Games

LONDON (AP)

The doping retests from the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin involve 350 samples, cost $500,000 and are based on intelligence that targets athletes and events considered most at risk for cheating, the IOC’s medical director said.

Despite the cost, effort and an improved steroid test, it’s possible that very few – if any – positives will be detected, Dr.… Continue Reading...

Fearful of steroids? Avoid supplements

Portland, Oregon Editorial

A tentative provision in the employment contract between Portland police and the city provides that any officer found to have steroids in his or her system may avoid firing if it can be shown the origin of the banned substance was an off-the-shelf sports supplement. Put another way, any cop would get a second chance – and a third and fourth, perhaps, in subsequent mandatory testing – if the detectable presence of the steroid were determined to be an accident.… Continue Reading...

Armstrong reaches settlement in insurance lawsuit

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 20 (UPI) — Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong reached a settlement Wednesday in a lawsuit regarding his use of performance-enhancing substances.

The agreement comes one day before Armstrong was to testify under oath regarding doping allegations. He had been sued by Acceptance Insurance, which was seeking to recover $3 million in bonuses Armstrong was paid when he won the Tour de France from 1999-2001.… Continue Reading...

Taking supplements can bring harmful effects

Turn on your TV or your radio and it’s highly likely a “miracle” supplement is advertised. It seems as though every week, a new supplement is touted to help you lose fat or gain muscle ridiculously fast with minimum efforts. Well, I hate to break it to you, but illegal anabolic steroids are usually the only thing capable of producing rapid fat loss or quick muscle growth.… Continue Reading...

Toronto Mayor Ford’s trainer convicted of steroid trafficking

Valerio Moscariello, aka Valerio Mosca, put the picture of him at the gym with Mayor Rob Ford on Instagram and Twitter.

A trainer who consulted with Rob Ford as recently as Tuesday night on a health “game plan” was convicted in the U.S. for steroid trafficking and is currently in the midst of a 12-year ban from coaching in Canada for administering steroids.

The Toronto mayor has repeatedly said he is working with a team of health professionals following his admission of smoking crack while in a “drunken stupor.” Ford has not specified what that team includes other than to say it includes advice about his weight and he is not in an alcohol treatment program.… Continue Reading...

THF Presentation- Mandatory for Parent of Student-Athletes

North Smithfield High School

The Taylor Hooton Foundation (THF) is an organization committed to educating America’s youth about the dangers of appearance and performance enhancing drugs (APEDs).  In partnership with the Hooton Foundation and the Rhode Island Interscholastic League, North Smithfield High School is proud to offer an opportunity for all students and parents to attend a very important presentation about the dangers of these substances.… Continue Reading...