Archives for January2017

Premier Boxing fighter tests positive for steroid stanozolol

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Heavyweight Andrzej Wawrzyk, who was due to challenge Deontay Wilder for his world title on Feb. 25 in the main event of a Premier Boxing Champions card on Fox in prime time, has tested positive for the anabolic steroid stanozolol.

Wawrzyk and Wilder were being randomly tested — blood and urine — under the rules of the WBC’s Clean Boxing Program, which is overseen by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association.… Continue Reading...




Heartbreaking Story of Steroids-Related Suicides by Two Promising Young     Athletes Sparked the Formation of Educational Foundation and Mobilized

Major League Baseball’s Campaign Against Steroid Use

 McKinney, Texas (Thursday, January 26, 2017) – The tragic deaths of Taylor Hooton and Rob Garibaldi, because of their use of anabolic steroids, served as catalysts for the formation of the Taylor Hooton Foundation and have been documented in the new book, Suicide Squeeze (Temple University Press), by author and long-time educator, Bill Kashatus.… Continue Reading...

Chess players using Performance Enhancing Drugs?

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Scientists have called for a crackdown on doping in chess after it emerged that players may be taking performance-enhancing substances.

A study has for the first time identified two stimulants that significantly boost a player’s endurance and ability to concentrate during a match.

Neuroenhancers do not enhance the quality of thinking and decision-making… but improve the ability or willingness to spend more time on a decisionAuthors of the study

Meanwhile, 1,500 strong players were contacted to ask about the prevalence of drug use in the game.

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Doping: Usain Bolt loses Olympic gold medal

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GENEVA — Usain Bolt has lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals because of a doping case involving Jamaican teammate Nesta Carter.

The IOC said Wednesday that Carter tested positive for methylhexaneamine, a banned stimulant, in re-analysis of samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Olympic rules state that the entire relay team can be disqualified and stripped of medals if one runner fails a doping test.… Continue Reading...

THF Works With the American Academy of Pediatrics to Educate Doctors

A North Texas teenager’s suicide could have a ripple effect on your child’s next pediatrician visit.

In 2003, Don Hooton lost his 17-year-old son, Taylor, to suicide related to the use of anabolic steroids.

Since then, he’s made it his mission to raise awareness on adolescent stimulant and steroid abuse through his organization, the Taylor Hooton Foundation.… Continue Reading...

Arizona Wildcats guard Allonzo Trier ‘shocked’ by positive PED test

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Suspended Arizona Wildcats guard Allonzo Trier said Wednesday night he was “shocked” to have tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug, and remains unsure when he will play again because the drug must be completely out of his system.

Trier was responding via a UA statement to an story citing unnamed sources that said he tested positive for a PED in September and won an appeal, but that the NCAA hasn’t allowed him to play until the drug is completely out of his system.

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Sundance documentary ‘Icarus,’ about Russian doping, could light another match under U.S.-Russia relations


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When he went public with doping allegations last May, the Russian whistle-blower‎ Grigory Rodchenkov told a remarkable story.

A long-serving chief of the country’s anti-doping program, Rodchenkov confessed that, out of the same lab designed to nab cheaters, he’d also secretly been running a state-sponsored doping program. During the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Rodchenkov said that, at the behest of Vladimir Putin’s government, he had used that watchdog lab to provide dozens of athletes with banned substances — then supervised an elaborate operation to swipe out their urine samples.

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Man Charged With Steroid Distribution Near Middle School

Bergen Man Charged With Steroid Distribution Near Middle School

BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. — A man was arrested and charged with distributing steroids near a Moonachie middle school after an investigation by authorities.

The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office received information that Nicholas D’Angelo, 41, was distributing steroids and authorities found various types of anabolic steroids and syringes during a court-ordered search of his home Tuesday, Gurbir S.… Continue Reading...

Russian Deputy Prime Minister says having sex can affect doping results of female athletes

On Friday, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko said that women’s doping results could be inaccurate if the athletes have had sexual intercourse in the days before the test, the BBC reported.

“If you have sex five days before taking a doping test, they can find male DNA in you,” said Mutko.… Continue Reading...

New Year’s Resolution: Find Safe Supplements

Whey ProteinIn Part 1 of our newsletter on Dietary Supplements, we gave you an overview of the unregulated dietary supplement industry, how products become adulterated through deliberate use of prohibited ingredients by the supplement company or the cross contamination and poor quality control of the supplement manufacturer. In Part 2, we will discuss the challenges with the supplement purchasing process, the missing link to solving this problem, and how to determine if the products you are taken have been tested by a 3rd party lab to ensure they are clean and free of banned substances.… Continue Reading...