Hoot’s Corner

1/3 of medals awarded in the Olympic Games and world championships between 2001 and 2012 were won by athletes who recorded suspicious doping tests

(CNN)The head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has promised the organization will pursue a policy of “zero tolerance” if allegations of widespread doping by track and field athletes at the Olympics are proven.

Allegations published in the Sunday Times and aired in a documentary by German broadcaster ARD, claim that a third of medals awarded in the Olympic Games and world championships between 2001 and 2012 were won by athletes who recorded suspicious doping tests.… Continue Reading...

Track and field athletics roiled by mass doping allegations after blood test leak

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Endurance runners suspected of doping have been winning a third of Olympic and world championship medals, two news organizations said on Sunday, after a leak of thousands of blood test results from 2001-2012 threw global athletics into chaos.

Britain’s Sunday Times newspaper and Germany’s ARD/WDR broadcaster said they had obtained the secret data from the vaults of the global athletics governing body, the IAAF, supplied by a whistleblower disgusted by the extent of doping.… Continue Reading...

Athletics roiled by mass doping allegations after blood test leak

Competitors run during the men's senior race at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Bydgoszcz in this file photo taken on March 28, 2010. REUTERS/Peter Andrews

Endurance runners suspected of doping have been winning a third of Olympic and world championship medals, two news organizations said on Sunday, after a leak of thousands of blood test results from 2001-2012 threw global athletics into chaos.

Britain’s Sunday Times newspaper and Germany’s ARD/WDR broadcaster said they had obtained the secret data from the vaults of the global athletics governing body, the IAAF, supplied by a whistleblower disgusted by the extent of doping.… 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...