Archives for February2017

Students think it’s ‘normal’ to use performance enhancing drugs

The lowest use of performance enhancing drugs was in Turkey in Europe where the study was conducted. (Photo: Pixabay)

A European study has revealed that the majority of university students believe it is the social norm to use drugs like Ritalin to enhance academic performance – despite very few having used stimulants themselves.

The project looked at attitudes towards the ‘non-medical use of prescription medicines’ among university students in seven EU countries and was co-authored by Dr Robert Dempsey, Lecturer in Psychology at Staffordshire University, alongside colleagues across Europe.… Continue Reading...

Young athletes are habitual dope offenders

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Even as the sports ministry’s task force begins the exercise to spot potential medal winners for the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games, they better keep a watch on the National Anti Doping Agency’s (NADA) January newsletter, which reveals that more athletes at the grassroots are taking shortcut to fame.

At least three dope cheats named in the newsletter — and facing provisional suspension — are from schools and colleges.… Continue Reading...

Bogus fitness company busted for peddling $8M in steroids

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An illegal steroids ring peddling $8 million in the drugs to more than 50 people in the metro area has been busted, authorities said Wednesday.

Nine men were arrested for using a bogus company, Wellness Fitness Nutrition, as their front, officials said.

The mastermind behind the scheme, Richard Rodriguez, 37, claimed that the business was federally licensed and FDA compliant when it made and sold anabolic steroids, authorities said.… Continue Reading...

Christie asked to act on NJ high school steroid testing

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New Jersey lawmakers are trying to keep young athletes in the weight room and away from career-threatening performance-enhancing drugs.

A bill that would support this is awaiting Gov. Chris Christie’s signature after easily winning Assembly and Senate approval.

Bill S367 would appropriate $45,000 to the state Department of Education to help restore year-round random drug testing by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association.… Continue Reading...

Track and Field Coach Alberto Salazar used prescription drugs to boost athlete performance

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A report by the United States Anti-Doping Agency has concluded that renowned track and field coach Alberto Salazar used banned drugs to boost athletes’ performance, according to a new report by The Sunday Times.

Documents seen by the Sunday Times detail that double Olympic champion Mo Farah and other athletes were given infusions of a research supplement based on the chemical L-carnitine, which is an amino acid produced naturally in the body and can also be prescribed by a doctor as a supplement for heart and muscle disorders.… Continue Reading...

Russia Loses Olympic Silver After Failed PED Test

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The Court of Arbitration for Sport says a Russian boxer and Romanian weightlifter will lose medals from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after failing doping tests at the games.

Misha Aloian won a flyweight silver medal in a bout on the final day of the Olympics in August and tested positive for the banned stimulant tuaminoheptane.… Continue Reading...

Pitt-Johnstown athletes stay drug free

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NCAA officials have a strict policy on performance-enhancing drugs and street drugs.

The NCAA considers performance-enhancing drugs different from street drugs. Drugs taken that could have adverse effects on a student athlete include marijauna, cocaine and heroin are considered street drugs.

The penalty for testing positive for street drugs is losing half a year of eligibility for the first offense.… Continue Reading...

Lance Armstrong might have to pay $100 million in damages for using performance-enhancing drugs

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Cyclist Lance Armstrong is set to go on trial for a case dating back to 2010  for his use of performance-enhancing drugs during his cycling days, which saw him win the Tour de France seven times from 1999 to 2005. While Armstrong has been stripped of all his Tour de France titles, he may also have to pay $100 million in damages to the U.S Postal Service who sponsored Armstrong’s cycling team from 2000 to 2004.… Continue Reading...

Choose dietary supplements wisely

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The Department of Justice entered into a comprehensive agreement with GNC, a widely-known distributor of dietary supplements, seeking to reform the practice and usage of supplements. The announcement came long-overdue, as an investigation concluded that distributors were failing to ensure the safety and lawfulness of the products on their shelves.… Continue Reading...

Experts warn of the need to control doping in amateur athletes

A study led by the University of Granada (UGR) has shown that doping is not only a problem exclusive to professional sports, but also occurs in amateur sports.

A study led by the University of Granada (UGR) has shown that doping is not only a problem exclusive to professional sports, but also occurs in amateur sports

In an article published in The Sport Psychologist journal, researchers warn that it is necessary to increase control over the doping problem also in popular cycling, conducting campaigns to raise awareness and prevent the consumption of performance-enhancement drugs (PEDs).… Continue Reading...