Archives for July2015

Sean Cleathero: Pair jailed for supplying steroids to 28-year old gym-goer who took the deadly cocktail

Sean Cleathero

Two men have been jailed for supplying steroids to a father-of-one who died after taking a ‘fat-burning’ chemical in a lethal cocktail.

Sean Cleathero died from a heart attack in 2012, aged 28, just hours after taking Dinitrophenol (DNP) at the Apollo Gym in High Wycombe.

DNP is an industrial pesticide not suitable for human consumption but is sometimes used as a fat-burner to rapidly lose weight.… Continue Reading...

A Drug Hits Cycling Before It Hits the Market

Carlos Oyarzun of Chile was expelled from this month’s Pan American Games after testing positive for FG-4592.

Recent positive drug tests by two cyclists suggest there is a new, cutting-edge substance making its way to athletes looking for performance-enhancement: FG-4592, an experimental drug that increases production of red blood cells but has not yet been approved for human consumption.… Continue Reading...

Low-T: Is Testosterone the “new” drug addiction?

Sport and Fitness Supplement

By:  Lisa Marie Shaughnessy

A year and a half ago I came up with an idea, Testosterone, The New Drug Addiction. I knew I was on to something.

As I was doing my research, I contacted the head of endocrinology with a major medical company. When he picked up the phone the first words out of his mouth were, “Lisa WE NEED YOU.”  Tears started streaming down my face.… Continue Reading...

Anabolic steroids may have killed student, 24, who had a heart attack

A Plymouth student died of a heart attack which may have been triggered by the use of anabolic steroids, an inquest heard today.

Daniel Murray was found dead at a property in Ermington Terrace, Mutley, at about 7.15pm on Friday, February 6.

The 24-year-old, an adult nursing student at Plymouth University who previously attended Devonport High School for Boys, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.… Continue Reading...

Bodybuilding: “Steroid use is now so widespread it is akin to breast surgery or botox”

Six-time Mr Olympia Dorian Yates

Six-time Mr Olympia Dorian Yates

Dorian Yates won six Mr Olympia titles in the 1990s in a sport in which performance-enhancing substances are “an integral part”. And he says not only are the current policing of such drugs in mainstream sport a waste of time but believes steroid use is now so widespread it is akin to breast surgery or botox.

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Even ESL, the world’s largest gaming organization, will be testing for PEDs!

As the popularity and money associated with e-sports has skyrocketed, the world’s largest gaming organization, the ESL, announced Thursday it would begin to explore a comprehensive drug testing program.

“We’ve known for some time that performance-enhancing drugs could be a challenge that we’d eventually need to face,” James Lampkin, vice president of pro gaming for the league, told ESPN.com.… Continue Reading...

Steroid use: A 600% increase in users and a health time bomb from a growing problem

Anabolic steroids: a growing epidemic

Experts claim Britain is experiencing an epidemic of anabolic steroid use among image-obsessed youngsters and warn it faces a health time bomb from a problem which they maintain is significantly under-represented in official statistics.

The Crime Survey for England and Wales estimates that just under 60,000 people a yeartake the drugs, which mimic the effects of testosterone and boost muscle growth.… Continue Reading...

The use of anabolic steroids has EXPLODED – and how we should tackle it

Nicole Sapstead is chief executive of UK Anti-Doping

The use of anabolic steroids has exploded – look at our findings over the last year, it has increased dramatically. Steroids are now so easily accessible via the internet.

When it comes to steroid abuse, we’re seeing at lower levels of the sport, with young boys in rugby union, in rugby league, an increasing and worrying prevalence of steroid abuse.… Continue Reading...

Rugby: Former Under-16 and Gloucester Academy junior given four-year doping ban for steroid use

Daniel Spencer-Tonks in action for Coney Hill

Former England Under-16 and Gloucester junior academy member Daniel Spencer-Tonks has been slapped with four-year ban from all sport after testing positive for steroid use.

The University of Gloucestershire All Golds player made three substitute appearances for the Cheltenham-based rugby league club before undergoing the test.

Spencer-Tonks, 20, returned positive results while out of competition on February 17, for metabolites of the exogenous anabolic androgenic steroid stanozolol – often used by bodybuilders -and is suspended until February 16, 2019.… Continue Reading...

Cycling: Serial doper Riccò named in steroid trafficking investigation

Riccò winning stage 6 of the 2008 Tour de France (Luc Claessen)

Italian ex-pro Riccardo Riccò, currently banned from cycling until 2024, has found his name linked to doping once again, according to Italian News Agency ANSA. Police in Livorno, Tuscany have named Riccò as being involved in an investigation into drug trafficking in the area.

Five arrests have been made on charges including embezzlement, receiving stolen goods, selling narcotics and trading doping products.… Continue Reading...