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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...

ROSS TUCKER: about to become the first athlete jailed for doping

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GIRMAY Birahun is a little-known Ethiopian marathon runner who will soon hold a unique and unwanted distinction — he will be the first athlete sent to jail for doping. He tested positive for meldonium and, in terms of a new Ethiopian Athletics policy will spend three years in prison for his “crime”.

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STEROIDS AND BODY IMAGE IN THE GAY COMMUNITY

LET’S TALK ABOUT STEROIDS AND BODY IMAGE IN THE GAY COMMUNITY

As gay men, no matter how far we come or how good we look, we never seem to be satisfied.

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Doping among youth athletes is on the rise

Doping among youth athletes is on the rise, according to a report in Indian newspaper, The Hindustan Times, earlier this month.

Based on figures provided by a newsletter from India’s National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA), numerous youth athletes recently failed doping tests, including a high-jumper, shot-putter and thrower. The report adds that 20 of the more than 80 Indian athletes to fail doping tests in 2016 were in high school or college.… Continue Reading...

Bridge players and anglers caught with performance-enhancing drugs

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3.6 per cent of bridge players have been caught with prohibited substances in their body, according to new figures from WADA

Anglers and people who play bridge and billiards have been caught with prohibited substances in their body, according to new figures from the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Some 3.6 per cent of bridge players, 1.1 per cent of billiards players and a whopping 10.6 per cent of those who take part in casting events in angling were recorded as producing “an adverse analytical finding”, The Daily Telegraph reported.… Continue Reading...

Bobsled champ banned for doping

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MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian bobsledder who won a gold medal at the 2014 Olympics has been banned for four years for doping.

Dmitry Trunenkov, who won the four-man bobsled at the Sochi Games, tested positive last year and has been banned by the Russian Bobsled Federation, the Russian Anti-Doping Agency said on Tuesday.… Continue Reading...